Adam Shankman Interested in Making Hairspray 2 in 3-D?
Our last update on Hairspray 2 was in January, from director Adam Shankman, who explained John Waters' had written a crazy script treatment that they were going to borrow ideas from. Thanks to Collider we have a new update from Shankman, but unfortunately (for those who are actually excited for this sequel), it doesn't seem to have moved too far along. "There are some really funny ideas, [but] we don't have a writer for it yet." New Line was hoping to have Hairspray 2 ready for release in July of 2010, but they probably won't make that date. However, the most interesting news is that Hairspray 2 may end up in 3-D.
Shankman is producing Step Up 3-D, which is not only the third sequel in that series, but being shot in 3-D. "We were blown away with the tests we just did [for Step Up 3-D] and seeing the dance in 3D, and an arm coming out and flips that are going by your head. It was such an incredible experience." I'm already getting ill just thinking about that, but some people do like that kind of gimmicky experience. And what about using it for Hairspray? "Yeah, that would be cool in 3-D because it has a pop-sensibility. 3-D should be regulated to things with a pop-sensibility because that’s the experience you want from those kinds of films."
Obviously this is by no means a confirmation, but simply an expression of interest in the prospect of using 3-D for Hairspray 2. Above all, I'm curious to see what people think about this idea. Is anyone even excited to see Step Up 3-D? And what if 3-D was used for Hairspray? I actually really enjoyed Shankman's Hairspray, for more reasons than just the dancing and energy of it all, but because it actually had a good story. I don't think I would have liked it as much of it was just used as a way to showcase the gimmick of 3-D dancing. That's meant for movies like Step Up 3-D, which I don't watch anyway. What do you think?