Monday, September 12, 2011

The Danger Zone? - 'Top Gun' Is Getting A 3D Transfer

Maverick says, "3D is swell."
Movie fans are saying, "M'eh," and "Why," after some news that has come out of Amsterdam today.  Top Gun is being converted in to 3D for a re-release sometime next year.  Hooray?  Legend 3D showed off a four minute clip from the movie at the International Broadcasting Convention.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legend 3D CEO, Rob Hummel, said, "I think Top Gun lends itself to 3D because of the aerial flight."  But wait, the comedy doesn't end there.  Being a Maverick (Ha!  See what I did?) of 3D, Hummel also said, "You can have fun with 3D by bringing things off the screen if they are not attached to the edge of the screen."

In other news, Steven Spielberg said, "You can have fun making movies by making sure the camera is turned on." *Note: He didn't really say that.

I'm not going to go on an anti-3D tangent here, though I could.  This latest news shows that if there's a sign it could make money, studios are ready to pillage their movie catalogs to convert to 3D.  20th Century Fox, Paramount and Lightstorm Entertainment are currently transferring Titanic to 3D.

If you want an old movie to make money by converting it, why not try converting movies that tanked?  Come on Hollywood, get Kazaam and Howard The Duck out there.  I'm sure Cutthroat Island and The Adventures of Pluto Nash are just ripe for conversion.  I'm sorry Hollywood, but the pattern is full.  

Top Gun - 3D will come out in 2012, if Tony Scott gives his approval.  I'm guessing once he sees the amazing spectacle of this scene in 3D he won't be able to say no.

What say you?

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Source: THR


  1. Whether or not you are a fan of the ever-growing 3D trend, if Legend3D can drum up enough business and prove that classic films can have a financially lucrative second life in 3D, there's no telling where they'll draw the line. '12 Angry Men... 3D'? 'Three(D) Men and a Baby'? 'The Wizard 3D'?!?!

  2. Dan - Couldn't agree with you more about the $ aspect of the whole thing. And your 'Three(D) Men and a Baby' comment killed me.