Warner Bros. Confirms Upcoming 3D Releases

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:40 pm,

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The onslaught of 3D movies just keeps on coming as today we get word straight from one of the major studios that their upcoming movies will be in three dimensions. Read on below for the details on which movies we’re talking about.

First, Warner Bros. confirmed that the upcoming Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk) directed Clash of the Titans remake will indeed be in 3D as well as the regular 2D. There was much back-and-forth speculation that it would be released in 3D, and a couple of weeks ago we reported the studio had just ten days to decide whether they wanted to shell out the cash to convert Titans to 3D. Obviously the studio has decided to go for it, jumping on the 3D bandwagon with just about every other new blockbuster out there. The 3D conversion company handling Titans‘ 3D makeover is the established Hollywood company, Prime Focus.

This decision means that we won’t see Clash of the Titans until April 2nd, which is a week after the original release date of March 26th. Not too much of an extra wait and understandable if they need the time to do when needs to get done for the 3D release.

If you think Clash of the Titans is the one and only film WB is planning on unleashing upon us in 3D then you’d be dead wrong. The studio also listed a few more films to be released in the 3D format: they confirm previous reports that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will be getting the 3D treatment, but no official announcement has been made for Part 2 (although you can expect it to follow suit). Also on WB’s 3D slate is Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (finally! icon razz Warner Bros. Confirms Upcoming 3D Releases ) and Legend of the Guardians. All of those (apart from Deathly Hallows pt. 2) hit theaters before the end of 2010.

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Get ready for the wizarding world of Harry Potter in 3D!

In a statement about the 3D releases, Warner Bros. President of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman said:

“We are experienced and have been successful in the conversion of 2D to 3D going back to such hits as ‘The Polar Express,’ select scenes in ‘Superman Returns’ and the last two ‘Harry Potter’ films. We are confident in the constantly evolving 3D technology, and the results for ‘Clash of the Titans’ will be presented onscreen with the highest-quality images available today. Based on our track record, we know that audiences are embracing the RealD and IMAX experiences, and we see many opportunities on our film slate to provide moviegoers with these great options at the multiplex.”

“We’re excited about 3D and look forward to bringing a rich, involving visual experience to audiences around the world,” added Warner Bros. Picture Group President, Jeff Robinov.

We know that Cats and Dogs 2, Clash of the Titans and the first part of the last Harry Potter flick will all be converted to 3D, as opposed to being filmed for the technology. That is bad news in my eyes as it means the scenes that are supposed to really “pop” in 3D won’t work as well because they weren’t filmed for that purpose.

Are you glad all of the movies mentioned are getting the 3D treatment? Or as you sick of the technology and wish they would just stick to regular ‘ol 2D? Let loose in the comments below.

Clash of the Titans is now set to hit theaters on April 2nd, Guardians of Ga’Hoole hits September 24th and Cats and Dogs 2 on July 30th, all in 2010. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is released on November 19th, 2010 with Part 2 following on July 15th, 2011.

Sources: Warner Bros., Coming Soon and Variety

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  1. If those Dementors aren't flying around the theatre and scaring me from behind then there is no need for 3D. I've yet to see a movie in 3D and am saddened that it will have to start with a (personally) much anticipated movie like “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.”

    They're not making enough money off this series by splittling the final book into two movies, now they have to go for the extra money on 3D glasses? Quit being so greedy and just make a quality picture.

  2. I personally have no use for 3D in films. It's almost always just gimmicky and never really adds anything to the visual style except to take me out of the experience and remind me that the studio had a bunch of extra money to throw around. I would much rather go see a regular 2D film that was shot well than to see a bunch of flashy 3D effects with stuff flying at me. That's fine for a 5-minute show at Universal Studios, but not an actual narrative movie.

    Plus, I don't understand why they're releasing this many 3D films this year — I was under the impression there wouldn't be enough theaters equipped to handle multiple 3D releases until at least December?

  3. I don't mind the move to 3D (it was inevitable after Avatar's success). I just wish they didn't force it like they will be for the above mentioned movies. As Ross stated, these films are going to be CONVERTED into 3D, not filmed in the proper format. They should have just waited until they have movies filmed in the format to get the full experience. I can tell you right now, I'm not going to be dropping the extra couple of bucks for these films in 3D and I doubt I miss any of the experience (well maybe a little bit of “Cats and Dogs”).

  4. Each Harry Potter movie has earned over 700 million worldwide with the last one earning almost a billion. They will make a fortune either way and I'm just happy there taking the time to make two quality films.

  5. I won't be seeing the 3-D version of Titans simply because the film was originally NOT made for 3-D. There is NO way I'm dishing out the extra $5 to see this film in a format it was not originally intended to be in. I thought Avatar looked phenomenal in 3-D, but it was supposed to be seen in 3-D from the start. Adding it after the movie is finished filming is a cash grab and a very obvious one at that. Expect alot of swords and spears heading right at you in Clash of the Titans and not the wonderfully submersive world we saw in Avatar.

  6. The big picture is the reason. ( as far as the home application) Sony has the new 3-D tvs coming in July….and they are amazing. First 3-D broadcast is this summer with the FIFA World Cup. All of Sony's games will be in 3-D by 2011. Not your old school liner line 3-D…..That is why everyone is scrambling to shoot or re-format. Next December……” hold on to your potatoes!”

  7. The studios just don't get it. Of course some people are going to go see these movies in 3D and the studio will end up making more money, will it be enough to make to conversion cost effective? We'll see (maybe for Cats and Dogs)! But what the studios will end up doing is killing the 3D experience due to over exposure and increasing costs. Because you can bet that the more popular 3D gets the more expensive the service will become in Hollywood and that means higher ticket prices for 3D. I can't imagine that studios would be stupid enough to think that just because they convert to 3D they make as much money as AVATAR. This movie made it to the top for 3 reasons: High quality picture (good story, acting, effects, etc.), JAMES CAMERON people (do you remember Titanic and Terminator 2) and last but not least IT WAS SHOT TO BE VIEWED IN 3D!!!!!! I mean, is an upconverted DVD as good as a Blu-ray?

  8. I can help but wonder if Hollywood is looking at 3D as sort of an anti-piracy technology. Think about it, it takes a special camera to record in 3D and none of the movie theater pirates would have access to that technology. The already shaky and blurry “theater cam” would look even more blurry.

  9. I think they could have put the technology to good use if they would have filmed the gods' scenes in 3-D. It would've given the film a unique look. Pity it's just an after thought at this point…

  10. Yeah, I had heard about the TVs, but won't it take several years before more than a few people actually own them? It seems like it would be at least a year or two before even places like sports bars would be able to get enough of them to make it worth it.

  11. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. I agree with you, the reason why Avatar did well was more than just the 3D. In the end it was a universal but simple story with great visuals which everyone liked. There must be something to it which everyone has embraced, right?
    This 3D will get over-saturated like with all the Japanese Horror remakes and the SAW torture movies.
    Except if you do properly like Avatar, the right film using 3D the right way.
    Speaking of which, I just watch the new Planet Hulk Marvel DVD, now…if Marvel was up to it I would like to see them redo Planet Hulk with World War Hulk done in a full CGI, Avatar like movie following the comics to a tee done in 3D. The setting, story, atmosphere would be great for a 3D viewer intergrated movie. Which is what Avatar is, it integrates the viewer into the movie than just having thing pop out at you.

  13. While I truly love Avatar as a movie (in 2D), I'm beginning to worry that this movie's financial gains have really damaged film-making as a whole by imposing that ridiculous 3D technology onto every other genre production. I really hope these “converted” flicks bomb epically for only that way can this development be stopped before the first movies start coming out exclusively in 3D. And on that day, I'll give them all a pass…

  14. Will I pay extra to see a movie in 3D, yeah, if it was shot in 3D. Will I pay extra to see a movie that was converted to 3D, No way, I saw Nightmare Before Christmas 3D, It is one of my favorite movies, the 3D version is a total rip off. You do not get any true depth with a converted movie and charging extra is just a big rip off to the fans and the studios are total jerks for taking advantage of people with this process. Unfortunately the average movie goer just thinks the 3D is not that good and don't realize they are being taken advantage of.

  15. The good news is that even bad 3D is an interesting experience. I wish I'd gotten to see Avatar in 3D, but instead my first taste of the new stuff was with Alice In Wonderland. It still blew me away.

  16. The good news is that even bad 3D is an interesting experience. I wish I'd gotten to see Avatar in 3D, but instead my first taste of the new stuff was with Alice In Wonderland. It still blew me away.

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