U2 Coming Soon in 3-D

October 31, 2006

That's right, the folks over at The Hollywood Reporter got the scoop on the untitled 3-D film featuring the rock band U2. Cathrine Owens and Mark Pellington, with Tom Krueger as the cinematographer on the 2-D material, are supposedly directing the film.

More Than 700 hours of footage was shot on nine pairs of the ultra expensive Sony Cinealta 950 cameras. The footage was shot in seven different South American cities during the months of February and March of 2006; which were among the final months of U2's two-year worldwide tour called the Vertigo Tour. Rumors are also circulating about whether or not U2 will also be the first band to be a part of the first live 3-D performance that would be projected in theaters across the country. The untitled 3-D film is due out in mid to late 2007.

I personally feel that U2 is the best rock band to test the 3-D format with. Their live shows are an amazing achievement not only in its visual eye candy, but soul pumping performances as well. It will be a great accomplishment if they can actually capture the spirit of U2's live shows in the film for hardcore fans of the band, as well as introduce the power of seeing these guys live for people who haven't been to one of their shows.

However popular U2 is, the idea to make another film featuring them after the horrific reviews and box office flop of their 1989 film Rattle And Hum, means that the band as well as the producers must have a lot of faith in what they can capture. I personally can't wait to see what these guys can do and if they are successfully, this will hopefully take 3-D to another level.

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