Dune director Denis Villeneuve says the movie was intended for IMAX. Villeneuve shot the majority of Dune in real-world environments, including Budapest, Jordan, Norway and Abu Dhabi, which served as a major backdrop for the Planet Arrakis. The entire film was shot with IMAX cameras in order to meet the format requirements for presentation. Villeneuve hired The Batman and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director of photography Greig Fraser to capture his vision for this new transformation of Dune.
Dune recently premiered in Venice and speaking from there (via Deadline), Villeneuve elaborated not just on the theatrical experience of the film, however explicitly the IMAX experience. Villeneuve says that the film was “dreamed, planned, and shot” for the format and that it’s right around a “actual experience” watching the film in that way. He proceeds to say that Dune is an “immersive” experience and that the “big screen is part of the language.” Check out his full comments beneath:
“It has been dreamed, planned, and shot thinking about IMAX. At the point when you watch this movie on the big screen, it’s just about an actual experience. We planned the movie to be as immersive as conceivable, and for me, the big screen is part of the language.”
With the pandemic actually affecting theatrical attendance, getting individuals back to theaters has been a fairly troublesome endeavor. However, as has for quite some time been predicted for the industry, the movies that individuals are more well-suited to turn out for are the enormous spending plan, display driven movies, like Villeneuve’s Dune. The IMAX format capitalizes on the greatest presentation conceivable and that could very well be the more pursued theatrical experience for moviegoers over the long haul. With filmmakers continuing to shoot their movies in the format and the IMAX cameras themselves becoming more and more advanced, it doesn’t appear that IMAX is going anywhere and it could assist with persuading the people who are more apprehensive about returning to theaters in the post-Covid era.