By Variety: Brent Lang à la novembre 24, 2014
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Despite the motion picture industry's nearly complete transition to digital production and exhibition, fans of Christopher Nolan are able to attend screenings of his highly-anticipated futuristic epic, "Interstellar," on a decidedly old-school format: large-format 70mm film.
A puzzling quiet blankets Imax’s sprawling Santa Monica complex on a recent October afternoon. Trailers for “Dracula Untold” and “Jupiter Ascending,” screaming, “See it in Imax!” play in a loop, but most of the company’s employees are absent. Stacks of film canisters for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming “Interstellar” line the hallway, outnumbering the executives and technicians on hand.
Netflix is challenging Hollywood’s carefully protected system of release “windows” for films by striking a deal with the Weinstein Company to premiere the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon on its streaming service.
The film will be released at the end of August next year to Netflix’s 50m subscribers in more than 40 countries, and to big screen Imax cinemas simultaneously, the streaming company said.
Denzel Washington and his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua celebrated the latest chapter of their ongoing partnership on Monday night with the New York City premiere of their new film The Equalizer.
Both Washington and Fuqua stressed that their prior collaboration, on the 2001 film for which Washington won the best actor Oscar, helped them quickly get into a groove.
"We know each other, so there's a shorthand. And he knows what he's doing, so I don't have to worry about what he's doing; I just have to worry about what I'm doing and come to work with a fully realized character," Washington told The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet.
Later at the afterparty Fuqua said it was almost a seamless transition, despite the decade-plus gap between the two films.