Coming to a gigantic screen near you: Imax Corp. and Lucasfilm Ltd. entered into a joint agreement to digitally remaster and re-release "Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones."
It's the first time Imax has used its proprietary technology on a film shot using digital cameras--a distinction that helped retain the look and feel of the original movie, even when it's been blown up to fit the huge screen.
"With 'Episode II,' we were working with all the data of the original print," said Brian Bonnick, senior vice president of technology for Imax. "It helped that we weren't working with an image that had already degraded."
The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, will hit Imax theaters in North America on Nov. 1.
Until recently, Imax dealt almost exclusively in science or nature movies specifically shot for the company on film much larger than the 35-millimeter standard. But in an effort to expand its appeal, Imax has pushed to convert popular feature films to its larger format.