‘Top Gun’ Being Prepped For 3D Theatrical Release

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top gun 3d theatrical release Top Gun Being Prepped For 3D Theatrical Release

Hollywood is starting to become a bit obsessed with dusting off older blockbuster titles and converting them into 3D for theatrical release – in the hopes that moviegoers will jump at the chance to see their favorite (?) flicks brought to life in an extra dimension.

Case in point: a 3D version of The Lion King hits theaters this Friday, both Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and Titanic will be given a 3D theatrical re-release early next year – and now word is out that Tony Scott’s Top Gun is also being converted into three dimensions.

THR is reporting that Legend3D is currently in the midst of converting the iconic 1980s title into 3D, with the tentative plan being that Paramount will release Top Gun 3D in theaters by the first half of 2012 – assuming they get Scott’s blessing, says Legend3D CEO Rob Hummel.

For those who’ve never seen the 1986 film: Top Gun is essentially the original Tom Cruise blockbuster and features the A-lister as Maverick, a capable but cocky pilot who manages to be accepted into the Top Gun Naval Flying School. Once there, Maverick butts heads with his fellow hot-shot pilots, including the cool-as-his-name Iceman (Val Kilmer) – not to mention, struggles with issues over his father’s infamous combat-related death, romances a civilian instructor named Charlie (Kelly McGillis), and flashes his shiny white teeth at anyone who gets in his way. icon wink Top Gun Being Prepped For 3D Theatrical Release

So, yeah, Top Gun is pretty much the quintessential 1980s action movie: hokey but fun, high-octane thrills, homoeroticism galore, and a soundtrack chock-full of famous ’80s pop tunes (including the Oscar-winning “Take My Breath Away”). But is this a film that begs to be seen in 3D on the big screen?

Check out the original Top Gun trailer and see what you think:

Legend3D showed off a converted version of the famous “Danger Zone” aerial flight scene from Top Gun at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) this morning – and the results seemingly went over well enough with those in attendance. That make sense, seeing how Scott’s film features many stylized flying sequences – not to mention, many pilot POV shots that should look pretty decent in 3D.

However, most people seem to be either all for or against converting classic titles into 3D, and there’s little that can be said to change their minds. Plus: won’t 3D versions of the flying sequences in Top Gun pale in comparison to those featured in films designed-for-3D, like Avatar and How To Train Your Dragon? Considering that you’ll have to pay the same amount to see Cruise in 3D as you did those CGI-heavy flicks, it doesn’t sound like a good deal.

We’ll let you know when/if Top Gun becomes officially slated for a 3D theatrical release.

Source: THR


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  1. Nah.

  2. post convertion is not that great… always leaves people with headaches.

  3. When you have no ideas, remake it, reboot it, or re-release it in 3D!

  4. I’ve rather see the original on the big screen again than a remake. I think that certain clasics should be re release on the big screen.

  5. ARE



  6. I lost the bullet that was pointed in my head. oh.. oh.. wait, i think GOOSE laid one and MAVRICK just pulled the trigger. This is how you lose a wingman and not just for dates. FU ICEMAN! Why did you get fat and lose to McGruber. Last words.. unless Kelly McGillis is fully nude in 3D, FU 3D TOPGUN.

  7. omg this is getting annoying :-|

  8. When will this **** stop!?

    It doesn’t need to be released (people can just buy the DVD).

    We all know the post-converted 3D will suck, so why even attempt to do it? It’s doesn’t work! We won’t see jets “literally fly off the big screen” – we’ll just get to see the movie with some slight “depth” and a lot of blurry action sequences.

    Like Johnny just said: “this is getting annoying”

  9. Why?

  10. Scott, please do not give them your blessing.

  11. A new cashcow for Hollyweird, yeah.

  12. I will not be investing money into old movies converted to 3D. I simply do not understand this craze.

  13. Stop already..seriously

  14. Still not gonna be as cool as watching them take of and land on a flight deck in person. You be amazed how much heat the exhaust put out during takeoff!

  15. Cruise has to be involved in this somehow, I mean why do they think ANYBODY would want to see this lol? A conversion 3D (which folks are already hardly in love with) of a movie that came out 25 years ago? It’s not that they’ve lost it. Man it’s GONE.

  16. I guess anything for a buck?

    To answer the question though…….not even if someone PAID me (on top of also footing the ticket price). I’ve seen it enough on TV to last for the rest of my life thanks.

  17. This is positively, absolutely, unequivocally stupid. Anyone that goes to see this is someone who has no idea the value of their money.

  18. Really? something tells me in the future there will be no originals and they will just re-release every movie.

  19. Legend 3D converted about 80% of Transformers 3 and it looked great!

    • I thought Transformers 3 was SHOT IN 3D not post converted

  20. They should just remake it with Ryan Reynolds in the Tom Cruise roll…. ;)

  21. Next movie being coverted to 3D will be “Gone With The Wind” :))