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! :P ) and Legend of the Guardians. All of those (apart from Deathly Hallows pt. 2) hit theaters before the end of 2010.
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