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?
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Cant wait for 3D Top Gun. Epic!
Charlie Billings on Sep 12, 2011
Who's waiting for the volleyball scene in 3D?
Genblevins on Sep 12, 2011
Maybe they should CG some t-shirts on them so that scene doesn't look so homo-erotic.
casting couch on Sep 13, 2011
3D adds nothing to the experience, if not for those annoying glasses, hurting your eyes, darkening the picture and making you pay for it. Just say no.
Davide Coppola on Sep 12, 2011
this has gone too far...Lion King in 3d, Top Gun in 3d....all pointless conversions just trying to make money on anything that doesn't take a thought process to create new material.
Michael McRorey on Sep 12, 2011
Can anybody watch this film without cringing now? It was good in its day but we have grown out of finger painting.
Pilgrim UK on Sep 12, 2011
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