/Film has posted some information about how the 20 minutes of The Dark Knight was shot with 70mm IMAX cameras. They have also posted the above image which shows how much more you get to see compared to the standard 35mm widescreen version.
The IMAX cinema that was fairly close to where I live has closed but luckily the IMAX in London, which has the largest screen in Britain, will still be showing TDK when I visit there in August.
Portfolio.com has a graphic showing how Batmans ROI has reduced from over 600% for the first movie down to a loss for the fourth movie and a small return on the fifth.
Even though the closing credits for Lord of The Rings is long, according to Wikipedia the 1956 version of Around the World in 80 Days and Clerks 2 had even longer closing credits. In the case of Around the World in 80 Days, it's closing credits featured an animated recap of the movie's three-hour storyline, identifying the actors in the order in which they appeared. [via]
What did she say? [via]
A Russian news channel has broadcast footage of the aftermath of one of James Bond's Aston Martin that was trashed while filming the opening scene of Quantum of Solace.
Judging by the footage at the end of the clip, Bond has still got more Aston Martins to play with (five to be exact). [via]
Update: The Telegraph has an article that includes an interview with the stunt driver and photos.
Photos of current Hollywood celebrities photographed in scenes from Hitchcock films. [via]
The NYTimes has an extremely detailed interactive map showing how well movies have done at the box office between 1986 and the start of 2008.
With Cloverfield just around the corner (at least in the US - here in the UK we have to wait until Feb 1st), here are some new links.
A source inside New Line has revealed that plans for Freddy vs. Jason 2 are off, as is the A Nightmare on Elm Street prequel. The source says that Freddy is gearing up to return in a new Nightmare on Elm Street installment but doesn't reveal any more than that. I loved the Nightmare on Elm Street series (well most of them) and would love to see another installment or a remake. [via]
Vanity Fair has a new feature article on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which includes a few new behind the scenes photos. Slashfilm has them along with the article.
For those living in the UK, tomorrow night at 10pm the Sci-Fi Channel is broadcasting the first 10 minutes of the new sci-fi thriller The Invasion starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. The movie has already been released in the US but is not due to be released over here until the 12th October.
I was invited to a press screening of the movie tonight but as it was in London I couldn't go. It's a pity as I bet it would be shown in that awesome digital cinema that I saw Ratatouille in.
I think showing the first 10 minutes of a movie is a great way of enticing people to take a trip to the cinema to watch the movie but I think I'll wait until this weekend and watch it in the cinema.
Note: Apparently the poster above is an unreleased version - the movie poster that is seen everywhere is red.
It seems like an age since I saw Ratatouille in London but it's finally due to be released in the UK (12th Oct). It seems that the version I saw was the US version as one of the character's voices has been replaced with TV chef Jamie Oliver. He will provide the voice for a morose restaurant inspector.
The Sun has an video interview with Jamie Oliver that shows him in the studio with writer and director Brad Bird.
Starting tomorrow (26th September) until October 7th, 6 features and a selection of short films from The Raindance Film Festival are going to be broadcast on the Internet at the same time as they are shown at the festival.