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John Woo's next film will be getting the IMAX treatment. According to DeadlineHollywood, Woo and his producing partner Terence Chang have struck a deal with the Canadian company to digitally remaster 'Flying Tigers' for The IMAX Experience. The film tells the story of the American Volunteer Group and its successor, the 14th Air Force, which was an outfit of American and Chinese pilots flying side by side against the Japanese during World War II. "It has always been a dream of mine to explore shooting with IMAX cameras and to work in the IMAX format and the strong visual element of this film is incredibly well-suited to the tastes of cinemagoers today," Woo said. "Using IMAX for 'Flying Tigers' would create a new experience for the audience and I think it would be another breakthrough for Chinese movies." Shooting for the epic air battle flick will begin next spring. Woo will head to Hollywood for casting next month. John Woo's next film will be getting the IMAX treatment. According to DeadlineHollywood, Woo and his producing partner Terence Chang have struck a deal with the Canadian company to digitally remaster 'Flying Tigers' for The IMAX Experience. The film tells the story of the American Volunteer Group and its successor, the 14th Air Force, which was an outfit of American and Chinese pilots flying side by side against the Japanese during World War II. "It has always been a dream of mine to explore shooting with IMAX cameras and to work in the IMAX format and the strong visual element of this film is incredibly well-suited to the tastes of cinemagoers today," Woo said. "Using IMAX for 'Flying Tigers' would create a new experience for the audience and I think it would be another breakthrough for Chinese movies." Shooting for the epic air battle flick will begin next spring. Woo will head to Hollywood for casting next month.

Jonathan Liebesman ('Darkness Falls') has been tapped to direct Warner Bros.' 'Clash of the Titans 2,' the sequel to the $491 million international hit that was a remake of the 1981 actioner. According to Variety, most of the cast -- including Sam Worthington -- is expected to return. The screenplay is now being worked on, but no shooting or release date has been set. This time around the film will be shot in 3D rather than converted to 3D, which had annoyed many critics and 3D aficionados.

Dimension is having a Hell of a time getting Pinhead back to the big screen. The company has been scrambling to relaunch the 'Hellraiser' franchise for years, but has been unsuccessful in matching up a remake with a director. In the meantime, the Dimension has set a new direct-to-video installment, 'Hellraiser: Revelations,' so as not to lose the rights to the series (the company needed to greenlight some sort of screen feature by year's end), according to HeatVision. Victor Garcia ('Return to House on Haunted Hill') will direct the latest sequel. 'Hellraiser' has been quite a franchise since the original version, written and directed by Clive Barker, from his novel, was released in 1987. There have been three theatrical sequels and four straight-to-video features.

Casting: David Koechner, Nicholas D'Agosto, P.J. Byrne and Ellen Wroe are joining Miles Fisher in New Line's 'Final Destination 5,' which has a Sept. 13 start date in Vancouver ... Sinqua Walls, Chris Carmack, Alyssa Diaz and Joel David Moore are swimming to 'Shark Night 3-D,' a thriller about sharks invading a freshwater lake in Louisiana's Gulf area. The film, being directed by David R. Ellis ('Snakes on a Plane,' 'The Final Destination') is aiming for a September start. [HeatVision]