Game of Thrones will become the first television series in history to play on the gigantic screens of numerous IMAX theaters across the country. The screenings will last for a short engagement and will feature some of the highlights of last season as well as a look into what is to come in the series.
The trailer for the IMAX release of Game of Thrones features some of the most vital scenes that were showcased in season four of the fantasy drama. Fan favorite characters like Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister and Brienne of Tarth are featured in the trailer alongside other beloved icons like Daenarys Targaryen and her dragons. A never-before-seen segment of footage is also shown in the trailer. Peter Dinklage’s character, Tyrion, is seen tumbling out of the box he was placed in at the end of the last season. The actor is sporting a mangy beard in the shot, insinuating that the character had been in that box for quite some time now. Where Tyrion has landed and who he is surrounded by still remains unknown.
Game of Thrones will play the last two episodes of season four in the IMAX theaters and will also be the first chance audiences will see the full-length trailer for season five. Game of Thrones has received an understandable “R” rating for the movie event. Anyone who has seen the series knows very well of its extremely violent and sexually explicit material, material that is undoubtedly destined to be R-rated.
The theatrical event will screen the Game of Thrones footage in over two hundred theaters across the United States from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5. Audiences will have but one short week to catch their favorite HBO piece on the super big screen. Never before has a television show performed such a feat to a wide audience. The aforementioned trailer is almost enough to amp any audience up to see the extravagance of Game of Thrones come to life on the IMAX screen, but the hardcore fan base that the HBO series and George R. R. Martin’s saga of novels have generated is a sure guarantee that theaters will be filled during the show’s screenings.
The saga has generated a brand of its own now, with full-on merchandise, a companion guide to the fictional world of Westeros, video games and more. The show has also been able to launch many of its actors into mainstream limelight through all of its successes. Charles Dance who plays the tyrannical Tywin Lannister can be seen in the Oscar-nominated drama The Imitation Game alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. Richard Madden who is known as Robb Stark in the first three seasons of the show can be seen as Prince Charming in Disney’s live-action reinvention of Cinderella this March. Just yesterday, actress Sophie Turner who plays the young maiden Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones was announced as the new Jean Grey in the upcoming X-Men film, Apocalypse.
The act of playing Game of Thrones in IMAX theaters across America is an exciting one, indeed. Audiences will be at the edge of their seats, waiting to see the first bits of footage from the next season of their most beloved fantasy TV series.
By Cody Collier