Sam Worthington is already the leading man behind the most successful 3-D film of all time in “Avatar,” which may well turn into the most successful movie of all time, period. Is he going to go for a repeat performance in the world of 3-D with “Clash of the Titans,” the upcoming mythology epic? That depends upon who you believe.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is in the midst of deciding whether or not to release “Clash of the Titans” in 3-D. The studio has reportedly ordered a 3-D test of the film and will show off the converted scenes next week in an effort to determine whether or not “Clash” should see a 3-D release. The final decision is expected to come in the next 10 days, which is certainly down to the wire given the film’s March 26, 2010 release date.
“We tried [to do 3-D for ’Clash’]. We tried hard. We just won’t have time,” he said. “Because it was Sam Worthington, I could hear all these 3-D stories from ’Avatar.’ And James Cameron was calling often, and I was like ’Guys, I’m doing the best i can with [the two dimensions] I’ve got!’ So if we ever get to do [’Clash’] in 3-D, that would be fantastic. But it’ll never be as good as James Cameron’s stereoscopic 3-D.”
Whether or not “Clash” gets a 3-D release, Leterrier has a valid point. A film like “Avatar” earns its awe-inspiring reputation because it was shot in 3-D from the start. “Clash,” however, was not, and could potentially look a little funky after a conversion. I suppose that’s the type of reaction that Warners will look for once they hear feedback on the converted test footage. Personally, it sounds a bit bizarre to me.
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