During MTV News’ 3-D Week, we’ve suggested films that deserve a conversion into three dimensions (“The Matrix,” “Predator”) and certain scenes we never want to see in 3-D (the birthing scene in “Breaking Dawn,” Leo DiCaprio’s death in “Titanic”).
Now we turn our attention to films we’re not exactly sure will get the 3-D treatment but we have a pretty strong feeling will. From the “Twilight” franchise to big-budget action productions to live-action/animation hybrids, here are the movies we think might well be in 3-D when they hit theaters in the future.
“Breaking Dawn”: In February, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Summit Entertainment was exploring the possibility of making the final film — or films, as has also been rumored — in the “Twilight” series into 3-D movies. That possibility has split both the “Twilight” community and the franchise’s cast. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson seem to find the idea a little nutty, while Ashley Greene is keeping an open mind.
“Transformers 3″: In February, Michael Bay said he was testing 3-D technology with an eye toward releasing the third installment of this franchise in three dimensions. He’s on record about being hesitant to embrace a post-production conversion, and there are rumors that he found 3-D cameras too unwieldy to use. So which 3-D process he might use remains unclear. The film is set to shoot in May , so we might know soon if Bay does indeed go the 3-D route.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”: Great strides have been made in 3-D technology since the last “Pirates” film wrapped its shoot in late 2006. At ShoWest last month, producer Jerry Bruckheimer told MTV News that he was exploring the possibility of making “On Stranger Tides” into a 3-D release. Disney has also been at the forefront of live-action 3-D films, from “Alice in Wonderland” to “Tron Legacy.” The next “Pirates” is slated to begin filming in June.
“The Invention of Hugo Cabret”: Martin Scorsese has been putting together an impressive cast — Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen and Chloe Moretz, among others — for an adaptation of this Caldecott Medal-winning children’s tale. He’s also potentially going to deliver the film in three dimensions. Variety reported in February that Scorsese is lining up “Hugo Cabret” as a 3-D release.
“John Carter of Mars”: Pixar and Disney have made bold moves into 3-D, but “John Carter” director (and Pixar vet) Andrew Stanton decided against shooting with 3-D cameras. While there’s been no report that the film might be converted during post-production, that option remains a plausible one. The film’s fantastical alien setting — not to mention its combination of CG animation and live-action — seems tailor-made for presentation in 3-D. And then there’s the matter of the premium ticket price Disney could charge for a 3-D presentation. We’ll see if economics outweigh artistry on this one.
“G.I. Joe 2″: As with “John Carter,” there has been no concrete talk that the “G.I. Joe” sequel will be in 3-D, but many signs point in that direction. Paramount is very keen to jump on the 3-D bandwagon, as evidenced by their interest in making “Transformers 3″ a 3-D release. What’s more, “G.I. Joe 2″ co-screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have also been tapped to script a 3-D follow-up to their 2009 hit “Zombieland.” Paramount might be counting on that experience for “Joe 2.”
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