Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Iron Man flying at you in 3-D?

Ain't It Cool News reports the rumor that Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios may possibly release Iron Man 2 in 3D format. The rumor goes on to say that they may go ahead and re-release the first Iron Man converted into 3-D format to gear everyone up for the sequel.

Here's an except from the article:

Right now, there is a 1 minute demo of IRON MAN 2 converted to high quality digital 3D. I'm told this one minute is totally like Kim Basinger & Mickey Rourke in 9 1/2 WEEKS. HOT! Crazy Hot! Right now the Suits at Marvel & Paramount & now also Disney are considering this 1 minute.

At the same time that this is happening, they are fishing for bids with 3 different companies to see what the cost and time it would take to convert IRON MAN 2 to a complete 3D film. This same process is being done to Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND - but if this comes to pass....

I think I'm digging this idea of making the movie and then converting it into 3-D. If there's one pet peeve I have when it comes to 3-D movies, it's when they start to use 3-D as a gimmick. The best example I can think of is in Robert Zemeckis' Beowulf with the over exaggerated foreshortened spear tip. That kind of thing ONLY works in 3-D! When I buy the movie on DVD and watch it on my TV in 2-D, thats when the little 3-D trick falls flat. Planning the movie in 2-D first and later converting it to 3-D keeps the gimmicks out.
Posted by Derek Clem at 4:19 AM |  


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