Market Saw has dropped the news that Transformers 3 will be shot in 3D, using the Arri Alexa Pace 3D camera, which is the same camera system that Martin Scorsese is using for his own upcoming 3D feature, Hugo Cabret.

We heard that Transformers 3 was going 3D a little while back (not like it’s much of a surprise to begin with), but until now it was somewhat uncertain whether we’d be getting real deal native 3D or the post-conversion 3D that’s been less than impressive in movies like Clash of the Titans or The Last Airbender.

I’m actually glad Transformers 3 will be shot in native 3D; giant CGI robots battling it out is certainly the type of spectacle suited to the gimmick format. We initially assumed that the rushed production schedule of Transformers 3 meant that it would have to go through post-production 3D conversion, so it’s icing on the cake to hear that they’re doing it the correct way and shooting the film using 3D cameras.

The rushed production schedule aside, it’s also a bit surprising to hear that Transformers 3 is being shot in native 3D since Michael Bay said he was on the fence about 3D, specifically stating that the 3D camera systems were too cumbersome to shoot the sort of action sequences that he has planned for the film. So again, icing on the cake.

Hopefully the Pace 3D cameras work well for Bay and Co. and we at least get a Transformers 3 that looks good in terms of action and effects, since the storylines and dialogue have not been the franchise’s strong point. Of course, the story and villain for Transformers 3 sound interesting so far, so maybe – just maybe – all the right factors will come together (better story, better villain, some surprising casting additions, cool 3D effects, no twins, no Megan Fox) and we might finally get an awesome Transformers movie? Is it too much to ask for at this point?

If you want more details on the story, villain and planned improvements of Transformers 3, check THIS POST by our own Rob Keyes.

Transformers 3 will be in theaters a year from now on July 1st, 2011.

Source: Market Saw

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