'Interstellar' to screen in 70mm IMAX in PH

By David Dizon, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at May 19 2014 01:09 PM | Updated as of May 19 2014 09:09 PM

MANILA -- Fans of director Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey have something to look forward to this November.

According to Gordon Ting, theater manager of SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc., Nolan's new movie "Interstellar" will be screened in 70mm film at the SM Mall of Asia IMAX Theater later this year.

The new movie stars Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, along with Jessica Chastain.

"Chris Nolan wanted to screen Interstellar in 70mm in 50 theaters worldwide. SM Mall of Asia IMAX is one of them," he said in an interview with ABS-CBNnews.com.

Nolan previously told a Film Comment interview that 70mm analog print is "a superior form" to see a movie.

According to Wikipedia, 70 mm film (or 65 mm film) is a "wide high-resolution film gauge for still and motion picture photography, with higher resolution than the standard 35 mm motion picture film format."

"As used in cameras, the film is 65 mm (2.6 in) wide. For projection, the original 65 mm film is printed on 70 mm (2.8 in) film."

Ting noted that SM Mall of Asia IMAX theater is the only one in the Philippines that can screen films in 70mmm.

Nolan previously included IMAX footage in his last three films: "The Dark Knight," "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises."

Watch the trailer of Nolan's "Interstellar" below: