We've seen the cinematic future of 2011, and it will bring enormous, larger than life sci-fi, journeys to the dark side of the moon, Tom Cruise action, and animated treasure hunting to our eager, movie-going eyes.
As studios iron out their plans for the year, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Paramount has made a deal with IMAX to offer up super-sized versions of some of their biggest films of the year -- 'Super 8,' 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' and 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.' This is in addition to the agreements IMAX already has in place with both Disney and Warner Bros.
For the most part, this will mean stretching what's already there, but the agreement also stipulates that part of 'Mission: Impossible,' which is currently in production in Vancouver, will feature scenes shot on IMAX cameras.
'Super 8' - Release: June 10
J.J. Abrams is eager to keep the plot of the film under wraps, but we do know that it takes place in 1979, and is an homage to old Steven Spielberg sci-fi offerings.
'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' - Release: July 1
In attempt to make up for the disappointing second installment, Michael Bay takes the action to the moon, where the Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and have to beat the Decepticons to learn the craft's secrets.
'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' - Release: December 16
Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt returns, and rumor has it that he'll hand over the action-packed reigns to Jeremy Renner.
'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn' - Release: December 28
It's time for the first film of the one-two cinematic punch starting with Steven Spielberg and ending with Peter Jackson. The productions bring the old-school character to life with mo-cap technology and 3-D.
Will you be seeing any of these on IMAX screens? If so, which?