Lastest 3D Converts: Clash of the Titans & Ghostbusters 3?

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For those of you interested in the latest news in the 3D movie craze today we have some news of two highly-anticipated upcoming movies, Clash of the Titans and Ghostbusters 3, which may be going 3D. Read on for the details.

Clash of the Titans

We reported a few days before Christmas that Louis Leterrier’s (The Incredible Hulk) upcoming special effects-laden remake Clash of the Titans might be going the 3D route. This news was debunked by Leterrier himself shortly thereafter, citing that they wouldn’t be able to convert the movie in time for its release in March.

However, today we get news from Heath Vision Blog that Warner Bros. is still considering Clash of the Titans in three dimensions and they have 10 days to make up their minds about it, if they want to make their scheduled March 26th release date. A few scenes have already been converted and they will be screened sometime next week. The studio will then decide whether they want to convert the rest and give it the usual simultaneous 2D/3D release.

If WB does decide to give Titans the 3D treatment then its release might lead to some audience members feeling conflicted: on the very same day, Dreamworks Animation’s 3D movie How To Train Your Dragon also hits theaters. I know the audience for Titans will be a bit older than the one for Dreamwork’s latest animated film, but since they’re both in 3D there’s definitely going to be some choosing between one or the other (after all, 3D is more expensive).

As I said when the Titans 3D rumors surfaced – since it wasn’t filmed for the technology from the outset,  it won’t be suited to it and this is just WB jumping on the 3D bandwagon to try and capitalize on Avatar‘s success. Personally, I would rather see this particular movie in standard 2D. How about you?

Ghostbusters 3

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After all these years of speculation and “maybe… maybe not” word from the primary players (Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd in particular), it looks like we’re finally going to be getting Ghostbusters 3. And with the success of Avatar both critically (at least as far as the technology goes) and financially (it’s looking like it’ll surpass Titanic!), it’s no surprise there’s word of Ghostbusters 3 coming at us in three dimensions.

3D news site Marketsaw have it from one of their top sources that a certain little special effects house called ILM (you may know their work – Transformers, anyone?) is taking Ghostbusters 3 down the stereoscopic 3D route. Marketsaw is still trying to dig a little deeper to find out more details on this, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we do end up getting Ghostbusters 3D.

Unlike Titans, I don’t think 3D for the Ghostbusters franchise is necessarily the worst idea, since to me it seems like the film would be suited to the technology. Not that I just want things being thrown at me while in theaters for no purpose, but if they can keep the action scenes as fun as they were in at least the first film (and of course if the film is shot for 3D from the outset), then I see no problem with having it in 3D. Am I alone in that?

Clash of the Titans hits theaters on March 26th, 2010. There’s no official release date set for Ghostbusters 3, although there are rumors that it could start shooting this year for release sometime in 2011.

Sources: THR’s Heat Vision Blog and Marketsaw (hat tip to Cinemablend)

TAGS: clash of the titans, ghostbusters 3

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  1. I have yet to see a “new” 3D movie… How are they? Lets say Clash goes 3D will there be two versions of the movie to choose from? Or can you watch the 3D version w/o glasses and be fine?

  2. Aknot: Avatar in 3D was really amazing. On the animated movie front there have been some amazing 3D ones in the past year, Monsters vs. Aliens, Up, and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, just to name a few.

    And if Titans does go the 3D route, there will be 2 versions to choose from. My only concern with this decision is that Titans wasn't envisioned/filmed from the start in 3D. And personally, I don't think that Titans needs 3D to become the amazing movie that I feel it is going to be

  3. At least we get a GB 3…

  4. I'm just excited that both of these movies are being made. I'm a fan of the first Clash of the Titans. I think it came out in 1981 or something. Ghostbusters is another. I think GB 3 will probably have the children of the original 4 doing the ghostbusting. Excellent movies, both of them.

  5. I wouldn't mind if both the movies got some 3D treatment, but nothing obnoxious. If it's subtle like Avatar was I think they'd turn out great!

    @Ross

    Hey what happened to the “Totally Crushing” posts? I don't remember seeing one since the Ginny Weasley article. Anyways, I thought about it because by the end of Avatar I was 'totally crushing' on Neytiri.

    Bane

  6. This 3D stuff worries me. Special bells and whistles are often gimmicks meant for embelishment. If this movie is going to be a good one, why will embelishment be needed? If this movie will be giving ghostbusters fans what they are asking for, then embelishments shouldn't be needed.

  7. Still the same, if this is the GB movie fans have been wanting, then the 3D treatment could be kinda cool. I will admit to wishing Star Trek had been in 3D

  8. GB3 will be live action with special effects in CG. Do your research before you post something like this dude.

  9. GB3 will be live action with special effects in CG. Do your research before you post something like this dude.

  10. zxdv

  11. 3D is getting worse.
    The earlier 3D movies, Avatar and Up and even the Toy Story 1 & 2 updates, were all excellent. But they were also all animated.
    Now we're starting to get films that have some live-action mixed in.
    Alice in Wonderland was pretty good, mostly, at least in Wonderland.
    But if Clash of the Titans is what we're to expect from film that is not pure animation, then it's the last one I'll be seeing. (Aside from that, it also butchered the story, but that's another story, so to speak). I've read one review that likened it to a pop-up book, and that's exactly the feeling I had. In my view, the 3D version of this film should be cheaper than the 2D.

  12. I saw Clash of the Titans and it sucked. The movie was filmed in 2D and converted to 3d. It was terrible. In some scenes it looked like there were people standing directly behind the main characters. What the hell were they thinking…… After the hype of 3D and being a fan of the original I was deeply disappointed.

  13. @ Aknot – there is a considerable difference between a native 3D to 2D converted 3D films. Native 3D will have far more depth than the converted versions. Converted 3D films will some what have a visible wall where the 3D image ends. Sadly you will still need to wear the glasses. But mind you, the glasses are comfortable even if you wear prescription glasses. Also, 3D TVs and 3D dvd players can convert your normal DVDs to 3D but since it is not native 3D it will be of poor quality, but for kids its worth it. :-)

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