It's a miracle! Amidst the recent glut of movies that are in the 3D works, today we get news that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time will NOT be jumping on the 3D bandwagon.
A whole slew of news items have been coming out of the Disney D23 Fan Expo, one of which was that the upcoming video game adaptation, Prince of Persia, was going to be in 3D. The possibility was first brought to our collective attention when the guys over at Coming Soon noticed a poster for the movie on a display highlighting all of the 3D Disney movies in the pipeline. That 3D status of PoP was supposedly confirmed by on-site reps for Disney, and it was noted that since the movie wasn't shot for 3D, the process would be done entirely in post-production.
However, the folks over at FirstShowing have received an e-mail directly from a Disney rep confirming that Prince of Persia will NOT be coming to us in 3D. There's no word on why the film's poster appeared at the expo alongside a slate of other 3D movies, nor why on-site reps confirmed the 3D possibility. Either it was a plain old mix-up (I'm sure the expo was a busy place), or those on-site reps/those who put the film's poster on display didn't know what they're doing...
I'm very happy that Prince of Persia won't be in 3D, especially since it wasn't filmed for that format. If they decided to convert it into 3D during post-production, it would mean that certain things would be coming out of the screen at the audience without any real reason to. That's not my idea of good 3D.
I'm looking forward to Prince of Persia, despite the poor (to say the least) track record of Hollywood video game adaptations. Maybe It's just wishful thinking, but I'm getting the feeling this may be one of the first truly decent video game flicks there is. I hope I'm not being too naive...
What do you think of Prince of Persia being regular ol' 2D as opposed to 3D?
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time hits theaters on May 28th, 2010.