Sherlock Holmes 2 To Be In 3D?

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It seems that a single day can’t go by without us hearing that a new blockbuster is either going to be shot in 3D or converted in post-production (The Green Hornet and The Last Airbender being the latest ones). Why should Sherlock Holmes be any different?

LA Times recently got a chance to speak to Sherlock Holmes 2 (and Paper Man) writers, Kieran and Michele Mulroney, and they discussed what we can expect from the upcoming sequel, including that it might be “conceived and produced” in 3D (instead of being converted after the fact).

Although nothing has been confirmed, they say there’s been a number of “serious conversations” at Warner Bros. about taking Sherlock Holmes 2 down the 3D route. The discussions are still underway but it’s not a case where the studio is forcing this on the writers because they are actually open to it (no word yet on how director Guy Ritchie feels). Even though they’re not keen on every single movie Hollywood makes being in 3D, they think, “Sherlock would be great in 3-D.”

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"Is it elementary we go 3D, Watson?"

I beg to differ. Not once when I was watching the enjoyable but not great (in my opinion) first Sherlock Holmes did I think to myself, “This scene would be so much better if it were in 3D.” Unless the writers have some sort of amazing tricks up their sleeves with the script for Sherlock Holmes 2 that makes the 3D totally justified. But at this point, I don’t see how 3D would benefit a Sherlock Holmes movie – rather it would detract from the enjoyment.

For the rest of the interview with Kieren and Michele Mulroney – where they add a little bit to what they said recently about Brad Pitt possibly playing Moriarty – you can head over to LA Times.

Although I didn’t think Sherlock Holmes was all that it could have been (although Screen Rant head honcho Vic Holtreman loved it), I still think it showed enough potential for a quality sequel. Hopefully the story (which wasn’t great in the first film) can be fleshed out a bit more in the sequel.

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Would you like to see Sherlock Holmes 2 in 3D? Or is it yet another project that should not jump onto the bandwagon?

Sherlock Holmes 2 is set to start shooting this June and will likely hit theaters in the first half of 2011.

Source: LA Times (via The Playlist)

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  1. utter pointless

  2. “On the contrary, my dear Watson.”

    I believe that action films should be in 3D, and while Sherlock has become more action oriented in this iteration, it isn't Michael Bay action. If I were to generalize I would say 3D is for visual movies not movies with an already captivating plot.

    Transformers should be in 3D. GI Joe should be in 3D. Ninja Assassin should be in 3D.
    Sherlock should be well written and interesting to watch without having to wear silly glasses.

    I really haven't liked watching anything in 3D yet. Avatar was entertaining but I really wish it stopped there.

  3. Agree with Alex.. Furthermore, if it's MADE for 3D I don't have a problem with it.

  4. You know who we have to thank for all these damn 3D movies? — Bootleggers. This is why the movie industry is doing this. 3D as it stands right now is not justifiable quality wise in my opinion. I wasn't as impressed by Avatars 3D as much as some other people were. I didn't think it really made the movie experience all that much better. I actually found it alil distracting cause I was trying to sit the right way all the time to get an angle to see it better.

    I think the reason why all the studios are jumping on this though is to justify people going to the theaters. Cams cant copy this experience at all. And if there are Screeners they might be in 3D right? then what? If you don't have a 3D Television forget it. 3D movies are unconquerable by traditional means. All and all think that movies are going to go this route. This stupid fad I think will stick cause 3D is just going to get better and better and better. By the time this stupid fad should fade- a new next level kind of 3D will emerg and THAT will be the MO FO that will get me and everyone else convinced. —- Maybe……..

  5. Well as a copy protection scheme it only works if they release it exclusively in 3-D. If they do that then what about the extra cost to adapt it for the standard DVD market? Some possibly haven't heard 3-D hardware for the home is available now. Driving that technology will necessarily need content to make it worth buying. Film makers have pressured theater chains to invest in expensive new technology too and now to help them make that money back they are doing their best to provide the means to do that. I guess you can say we're witnessing a technological revolution right now. It seems to be shaping up as a war which could kill or enhance theater attendance. This has worked at least in the short term, perhaps in the long term if the technology continues to improve and evolve. Holographic movies anyone?

    As far as a business decision to make the next Sherlock Homes movie 3-D I'm of the same mind as those that think it depends on the script. This puts extra pressures on the writers and directors to be constantly focused on the visual being worthwhile to make it into 3-D. I imagine someone writing something like this would naturally think that making the story about perception itself might be a good way to make the 3-D effect necessary for the story. This is not an appeal to make more things jump out at the audience, but if the clues are only viewable in 3-D or make sense only in 3-D then you have a good reason to make it in 3-D. A storyline about magic might be a good basis to work such a movie up on. In any case whatever they do I hope they keep or exceed the current story quality as I would like to see Downey play Sherlock again…

  6. Nooooooooo!

  7. Noooo! I hate 3D soooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just distracts from the movie, even if it’s a bad movie…