Now 'Top Gun' is Getting Converted to 3D for Theatrical Re-Release
Back in April there were a couple special 25th anniversary screenings of Top Gun so audiences could see Tony Scott's adrenaline fueled film on the big screen all over again (or for the first time). Now audiences will experience the fast-paced dog fights, and aerial battle sequences in a new way as THR reports the 1986 film is being converted to 3D for a theatrical re-release sometime in early 2012. Apparently some footage of the converted film, mainly the impressive jet fighter sequences with Kenny Loggins' Danger Zone rock song, debuted today at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam.
Legend3D is the company behind the conversion and CEO Rob Hummel says, "As I understand it, they are planning to release it in 3D in early 2012, though I known they want to get Tony Scott’s approval before they go forward." So it sounds like this conversion has been done before getting any approval from director Tony Scott. All the high-flying action makes Top Gun a prime candidate for a 3D conversion, but without the cooperation from Scott, all of this work may have been for nothing. Hopefully the footage is impressive enough to convince to director to give his seal of approval. Of course, if Scott still plans on moving forward with that Top Gun sequel we heard about last year, a 3D re-release of the original would certainly stir up more interest. Thoughts?