3D This, 3D That: Clash, Potter Back in 3D; Transformers, Too
Here we go, welcome to the world after Avatar has made over $2 billion. It's now the time when every day we hear about another goddamn movie potentially going 3D just because it's the most popular trend in Hollywood right now since vampires. We previously heard "rumors" exactly a week ago stating that Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans remake would be going 3D, pushing the release back a week to April 2nd, and that the last two Harry Potter movies would both be in 3D, too. Now Warner Brothers has confirmed that all three of those movies will be going 3D. And then there's talk about Transformers 3 going 3D, too!
Bay's next project is "Transformers 3," and there have been discussions among Bay, Paramount and Industrial Light & Magic about going 3D with the pic. The big stumbling block is the extra time required to do production and visual effects in 3D, as the movie's release date is already set. Having the pic post-converted could alleviate that problem.
Oh no, why would they ever consider converting to 3D in post-production when this is one movie they could start shooting from the ground up in 3D?! It makes no sense. Paramount has set a July 1st, 2011 release for Transformers 3, which seems far away and actually really is. Warner Bros has also pushed the release of Clash of the Titans back to April 2nd in order to allow them to finish the 3D conversion. One big concern, though, is that there won't be enough screens to run all 3D movies in April (including Alice in Wonderland and maybe still Avatar). I guess we'll find out soon. Though I'll be seeing Clash of the Titans in 2D, not 3D.