The “Game of Thrones” movie along with the trailer for season five is being released by HBO into IMAX theaters sometime later this month. As reported, the screening will hit 150 theaters for a single week starting on January 23, marking the first time in history a television series has been shown in this particular type of format.
Receiving mega big screen treatment will be 2014’s “Battle of Castle Black” episode, as well as the finale, “The Children”, which was nominated for an Emmy. Showing the movie and trailer in IMAX theaters is a rare occurrence, something that moviegoers and fans are excited about.
Because “Thrones” is the network’s most popular series ever with an average of 19 million viewers for every episode, it makes perfect sense that it would be given this incredible opportunity. In order for the episodes to be compatible with the IMAX format, episodes will be digitally re-mastered.
According to Pamela Levine, chief marketing officer with HBO, the combination of the massive scope of the series and cinematic genius make this ideal for the IMAX format. HBO is constantly on the hunt for new ways to make viewing experience greater for fans and with this, that goal will be accomplished.
To date, only brief teases have been released by HBO in an effort to promote the upcoming Thrones season, which for the most part has consisted of footage viewed previously.
The series is scheduled to return this coming April so as Greg Foster, senior executive vice president of IMAX Corporation said, there was no other series to present. Game of Thrones was always at the top of the list. As imagined, both production quality and scope are incredible, which will be highlighted further in a limited number of IMAX theater locations.
With this, fans will have the ability to participate in the world created by author George R.R. Martin, D.B. Weiss, and David Benioff. This series offers a remarkable storyline, lots of actions, and an epic environment that people look for in IMAX releases so as expressed by Foster, by teaming with Warner Brothers and HBO will provide moviegoers with an experience like none other.
Martin, as well as a number of other executives associated with the Thrones series at one time pushed to end the seven-year production of the original “Games of Throne” feature film but with HBO being focused on building a stronger subscriber base using television content, this was a prospect with no interest.