Green Hornet Pushed to Early 2011, Plus Obviously Going 3D
Over the last week or so, reports about Sony being unhappy with The Green Hornet have hit the web, but we haven't covering any of them (don't really care). Deadline reports that Sony has officially delayed the release of Michel Gondry's film until January 14th, 2011, which is three weeks back from December 22nd. Although some claim the film is "unreleasable," Sony's vice-chair Jeff Blake says that's all just BS. They're converting it to 3D because "We've seen part of the movie. We love it. We believe in it. Whoever is spreading these rumors has not seen it. We're going to finish Green Hornet in 3D and take 9 months to do it right."
Deadline says that Sony is using the term "3D enhancements" because they claim that since they haven't finished any visual effects, and therefore "it's not a 3D conversion but an enhancement, and there's already 'great depth and scope' to the shots from director Michel Gondry." I guess they really don't want us to think of this as one of those terrible 3D conversions. Although some will disagree, I consider January a dumping ground for most movies, but considering this would've been up against the 3D juggernaut Tron Legacy in its original December spot, it will probably fare a lot better opening in early January. We'll keep you updated!