It’s the end of the world as we know it: GI Joe: Retailiation has been pushed back nine months to, according to Paramount, convert the movie into 3D and maximize international box office – The world, it still loves the idea of the Rock literally shouting in your face, it seems. But… nine months? People can make other human beings in that time. Does it really take that long to turn a movie into 3D… or is something else going on? Here are some possible reasons for the delay
The Lion King? Star Wars? Titanic? Top Gun? It seems as if the new thing for Hollywood is to take an old movie, turn it into 3D and re-release it in theaters for a whole new audience to… I don’t know, pay for. But why stop with those movies? Here are ten more movies that demand a 3D revival.
Much has been made by the press and people inside the industry about the “death of 3D,” as forecast by this weekend’s lower-than-expected take for 3D screenings of Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: People didn’t want to watch Johnny Depp acting camp right in front of their faces! It’s the end of 3D cinema! It’s not, of course. But here’s the thing: If that is really the lesson that movie executives are taking away from the low box office last weekend, then the end of 3D really might be around the corner.
Warner Bros. announced today that it has abandoned plans to release Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in 3D, citing an inability to complete the conversion within the release date window. Part 2, which will see release on July 15, will still be presented in 2D and 3D.
In case you’ve been worried that there’s not going to be enough 3D content in movies (and television) over the next few years, actor and producer Thomas Jane has your back. Although, sadly for some, his HBO show Hung won’t be in that third dimension just yet.
Want a sweetener to the prospect of buying a Sony 3D television? How about some free Disney 3D movies? Announced yesterday was a partnership between the two companies that’ll see everyone purchasing a Sony’s 3D Bravia HDTV get a complimentary Disney 3D Blu-Ray disc. Uh, yay?