''Clones'' gets the IMAX treatment
''Clones'' gets the IMAX treatment. The latest ''Star Wars'' film joins ''Apollo 13'' and ''The Lion King'' among movies being retrofitted this fall for the giant screen
Ready to see a 10-stories-tall Yoda? You’ll get your chance on Nov. 1 when ”Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones” reopens for a seven-week run in IMAX theaters. It’s one of several movies being retrofitted for the giant screen this fall, including ”Apollo 13” and ”The Lion King,” not to mention Disney’s new ”Treasure Planet,” which will open in November on regular and IMAX screens simultaneously.
Unlike previous screenings of standard features in IMAX theaters, movies like ”Apollo,” ”Lion King,” and ”Clones” haven’t been merely blown up but reformatted frame by frame to keep resolution intact while fitting the altered proportions of the IMAX screen. But the cost is apparently worth it. Twentieth Century Fox tells Variety it expects to earn an additional $20 million at the box office from the reformatted ”Clones.” Plus, it’ll serve as a promotional tool for the home video release on Nov. 12.
Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones