Filming has officially begun in New York City on the third "Step Up" movie, which follows a tight-knit group of street dancers trying to beat some of the world's best breakdancers in a showdown. Alyson Stoner and Adam Sevani reprise their roles from the first two dance dramas, but along with a few familiar faces expect to see something else new (no, not any street dancers busting out to "Macarena"): 3-D cinematography.
The third "Step Up" is the first 3-D movie to film entirely in New York City, and also the first-ever 3-D dance flick. Expect a summer 2010 release, but in the meantime, check out our list of the familiar Big Apple sites we're thrilled to see on the big screen in 3-D ... and which ones we're not so sure about.
Thrilled to see pop out of the screen:
1. THE ARCHITECTURE
New York is home to some of the most famous and fabulous structures in the world (the Chrysler Building is a personal fave), so I wouldn't mind getting an up-close view of all those flying buttresses and groin vaults.
2. PIZZA PIE
I may not read Gourmet magazine, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy a little food porn now and again. In 3-D I imagine every speckle of grease and every strand of mozzarella would be magnified to a I-just-can't-resist degree. I'm hungry already.
3. CHANNING TATUM
No word yet on whether the original "Step Up" dance master will be making a three-peat by making a cameo in the third flick, but just considering it makes me a little giddy.
Not so sure we'd want to be grabbing at these images:
1. SEWER RATS
They're scary enough when scurrying underfoot, but tens of feet tall, in multiple dimensions? No thank you.
2. SPEEDING CABS
With taxis whizzing by like they're drag racing on the Autobahn, one of my biggest nightmares is being struck while I'm crossing the street. A 3-D cab barreling down on me, even just in the multiplex, would surely cause a panic attack.
3. THE NAKED COWBOY
Will you be lining up to see the latest "Step Up" movie? What NYC sites would you like to see (or not see) in 3-D?