Youd’ think with how much of X-Men: Days of Future Past was teased on Twitter by director Bryan Singer we’d already know whether or not the film had been shot in 48fps. That’s the high frame rate, or HFR, Peter Jackson chose to shoot and release The Hobbit in; a decision cinephiles are still debating.
Today, AICN received confirmation DOFP was indeed shot in 48fps, as had been rumored, and is intended to be released in the same format. Here’s a snippet they received from their sources,
X:DoFP was shot in HFR and will be released in 48fps. The filmmakers played coy because of the negative reaction to the technology when the Hobbit film was released, but love the results and will be standing behind a theatrical release in high frame rate.
The negative reaction The Hobbit‘s HFR received doesn’t seem to have stalled filmmakers from adopting the new technology at all, so I can’t say I’m surprised. And personally, I totally dug the HFR. Sure, it was weird at first and took a few minutes to adjust, but once I had I never wanted to see a fight scene or any fast-paced action sequence in a slower frame rate ever again! The amount of detail noticeable in the motion was incredible! I’m a fan, and I can’t wait to see DOFP in the same cinema magic.
And apparently, Quicksilver’s super speed was shot at 3600fps. Can’t even imagine what that’s going to look like!
What do you Bastards think of the news we’ll have the chance to see DOFP in 48fps? Did you love it or hate it when you saw The Hobbit?