Many studios are re-releasing films in a 3D format even though the original film was never meant for that medium, but the executives behind films like The Lion King and Titanic have given it a try and have had some success with it.
Now Tom Cruise’s classic film ‘Top Gun’ is the latest film that will be going through the 3D transformation and then re-released back into theaters. Legend 3D CEO Rob Hummel spoke out about transferring films to 3D and about ‘Top Gun’ going 3D, saying;
“We think there is great potential for catalog titles in 3D, but studios have had trouble justifying the expense. As I understand it, they are planning to release it in 3D in early 2012, though I known they want to get Tony Scott’s approval before they go forward. I think Top Gun lends itself to 3D due to the aerial flight you can have fun with 3D by bringing things off the screen if they are not attached to the edge of the screen.”
We’re not exactly sure what audiences are going to expect with a film that was not shot in 3D being released in 3D, but we’re not expecting it to be all that it’s cracked up to be.
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