I don't mean to sound like a grumpy old critic, but sometimes the movies do get a bit carried away with technology. Luckily for me, I haven't succumbed to my inner-curmudgeon, and I'm going to give Flight of the Dragon a fighting chance. The Hollywood Reporterannounced that Super 78 productions has green lit the IMAX fantasy film, with the added bonus that it will shoot in '4K'. What is 4K? Well, the short version is that it uses four times the amount of picture information used in digital-cinema production. The technique has been used sparingly in the past, but Dragon is touting that it will be one of the first films to use it exclusively.

Dragon
was written by Super 78's Brent Young, who will also direct, and is described as "a hybrid documentary and fantasy that tells the story of a young boy's desire to discover China from the sky while flying with a mystical dragon over exotic and mysterious landscapes." Principal photography is already scheduled to begin in mainland China this September with Sean MacLeod Phillips (Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D) as director of photography, and Peter J. McKernan (Land of the Lost) serving as the aerial coordinator.

4K might be the future of filmmaking, but I'm just going to keep my fingers crossed that Flight of the Dragon isn't going to turn into a hi-res Dragonheart.
categories Movies, Cinematical