James Bond movie 'Skyfall' will be the first in the franchise to be released in IMAX.

The Sam Mendes-directed film - which sees Daniel Craig return as the British spy - is set to be released later this year, and audiences who go will be treated to the unique immersive viewing experience.

Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment, said: ''It is an honour and a privilege to be a part of this legendary franchise whose iconic characters and electrifying action will only be amplified in the IMAX format.

''We are excited to rejoin forces with our friends at Sony Pictures Entertainment and MGM and so pleased to work with Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, and Sam Mendes to bring their vision to IMAX and Bond fans around the world.''

Rory Bruer from Sony Pictures Worldwide added: '''Skyfall' will be the cool, must-see event release of The Fall, and releasing the film in IMAX only reinforces that.''

Javier Bardem and Naomie Harris are among the new additions to the film series.