Goodness gracious, great balls of fire! Hollywood is rereleasing one of my favorite movies from the 1980s in 3D – Top Gun! Tony Scott’s 1986 masterpiece (I’ll call it a masterpiece if I want to, okay?!) is currently being converted to 3D for a theatrical release.
A four-minute preview of the converted film was screened today at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam. The 3D conversion is being worked on by Legend3D.
Legend3D’s CEO, Rob Hummel, said at the convention, “We think there is great potential for catalog titles in 3D, but studios have had trouble justifying the expense.” He explained that Legend3D is funding the project for Paramount.
“As I understand it, they are planning to release it in 3D in early 2012, though I know they want to get Tony Scott’s approval before they go forward,” Hummel added. He said that as far as profits go, Legend3D has a revenue sharing deal with Paramount for the release of Top Gun.
“I think Top Gun lends itself to 3D due to the aerial flight,” he said. “You can have fun with 3D by bringing things off the screen if they are not attached to the edge of the screen.”
Okay: who else wants to see a young(er) Tom Cruise sing the Righteous Brothers in 3D? Just me? Boy, I hope not. See you on opening night!
Posted by Jena
9/12/2011 3:19 PM