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Superman In The Third Dimension
Returns hits 3D

31 March 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

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Taking the next natural step in releasing its films in Imax, Warners is planning convert 20 minutes of Superman Returns to 3D.

The short chunk of the film – all that the current system is able to handle – is the studios’ latest argument for why we should chose to brave ringing mobiles, chattering clientele and rising costs in cinemas to seek out the “theatrical experience”. Bryan Singer seems convinced, telling Variety that the 3D footage will “look, sound and feel absolutely amazing" and that the experience will "envelope audiences in this story, enabling them to feel the emotion, drama and suspense in a completely new and unique way."

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Oh God. Lets hope they don't focus too much on the 3D side of things ala Jaws 3. More

Posted by ukedge87 at 13:42 on 07 April 2006 | Report This Post

I've decided....
Bryan Singer looks like Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie.... More

Posted by Grover at 20:51 on 04 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Superman in the Third Dimension
Bit messianic with "Sent Them You, My Only Son" and "They Just Need Someone To Show Them The Light" regardless looks like Singer is going to do an awsome job, check out his video diaries at tube.com More

Posted by imaginator at 17:13 on 03 April 2006 | Report This Post

Superman in the Third Dimension
I'm sure this news broke on Thursday or Friday last week on aintitcool, comingsoon.net or / and superherohype.com so technically it can't be an April fools. Being big on digital technology and this emerging new style of 3D, both George Lucas and Jim Cameron have both been plugging this for a while - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=8780 A fter seeing Batman Begins at the IMAX in London and imagining how cool it would be to see scenes like Spiderman swinging through Manhattan More

Posted by ememtium at 10:22 on 03 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: I'm glad I don't have IMAX
I've not had the privilidge of visiting an imax cinema yet i missed out?   More

Posted by jor el180 at 21:10 on 02 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: I'm glad I don't have IMAX
L: Ruprecht Oh come on people - you can't "3-D-ify" a film! It has to shot with special cameras to begin with, and Superman Returns has wrapped. This has to be an April Fool's joke. sp; I'm gullible okay? Well, at least that's my excuse. Good point though. More

Posted by Smirken at 12:17 on 02 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: I'm glad I don't have IMAX
isnt it the first film to be shot in digital or whatever? i read that ages ago, bryan singer said it could be projected onto a building and still look crystal clear.   whatever that means More

Posted by kumar at 11:36 on 02 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: I'm glad I don't have IMAX
Oh come on people - you can't "3-D-ify" a film! It has to shot with special cameras to begin with, and Superman Returns has wrapped. This has to be an April Fool's joke. More

Posted by Ruprecht at 09:25 on 02 April 2006 | Report This Post

I'm glad I don't have IMAX
I won't be seeing Superman Returns purely because I don't like Superman. But the thought of Bosworth and Routh in 3D makes my stomach churn. I can't think of a worse movie to put in IMAX format. Well apart from Win A Date With Tad Hamilton!... More

Posted by Smirken at 02:03 on 02 April 2006 | Report This Post

AS IF!
I agree. April Fools. Not bloody falling for that one matey. Nice try though. More

Posted by gustafus1973 at 15:10 on 01 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Superman In The Third Dimension
I call April Fool's. More

Posted by Ruprecht at 12:48 on 01 April 2006 | Report This Post

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I dont like america very much like most people, but I have to say that if anyone flies the flag and embodies the US of A then it has to be superman!! I can just about stomach it when Supes is being patriotic so juts let him get away with it for this summer eh? More

Posted by jedi_theforce at 12:23 on 01 April 2006 | Report This Post

looks interesting. how do imax projectors work? something for the third miscellany perhaps?... More

Posted by billythehick at 23:10 on 31 March 2006 | Report This Post

RE: I have to say
I don't see a problem with Supes carrying an American flag. I mean, it's Superman. Truth, Justice and the American way and all that. Also if any film should be released in 3D it should be Snakes on a Plane. More

Posted by joHn G. at 23:03 on 31 March 2006 | Report This Post

I have to say
the MAX presentation sounds exciting but Returns itself sounds a bit iffy. it may be prove a little too wholesome and clean cut American for my liking. particularly if they have Supes carrying an American flag like they did at the end of part two. speaking of which, i'm more looking forward to the Donner cut of that than to Singers effort. which i hopw will be good, yadda, yadda, yadda More

Posted by Rock Lobster! at 20:07 on 31 March 2006 | Report This Post

allistair....you poor thing
i live in iceland....we don't have imax here, the clostest to me is england....and that a plane flight away...stop moaning about having to drive for an hour. More

Posted by icelandicwolf at 14:05 on 31 March 2006 | Report This Post

RE: our imax sucks
I live near Swansea, South Wales and the closest IMAX to us is friggin' Bristol. It's only about an hour and a half away but why the hell can't they build one in Cardiff. Alas, I digress. The Bristol IMAX does indeed show feature films, such as Batman Begins, so hopefully I shall soon see another superhero film in the superior Image Maximum.   This is great news. I'm really intruiged to see this new-fangled 3D stuff. More

Posted by Alistair at 13:11 on 31 March 2006 | Report This Post

RE: our imax sucks
The fact our IMAX showed things like The Matrix, LOTR, Star Wars, Spider man 2 and Batman Begins makes me say something I never thought possible:   I'm glad I live in Bradford. More

Posted by Mozza at 11:43 on 31 March 2006 | Report This Post

RE: our imax sucks
Agree completely on the Belfast IMAX - it's about as useful as a cock flavoured lollipop! Nothing but stupid kids films that I wouldn't go to see even if they were free. C'mon Belfast IMAX - SORT IT OUT!!! More

Posted by columb47 at 11:35 on 31 March 2006 | Report This Post

our imax sucks
Our IMAX CINEMA in Belfast dosen't show regular films, just those made for imax films with Dino's and rollercoaster's crap. Are these films like Batman Begins, Lord of the Rings Star Wars prequals which have been IMAXED, just exclusive to certain cinemas ? or is the Belfast cinema not trying hard enough !! More

Posted by bryanbotsareli at 11:14 on 31 March 2006 | Report This Post

maybe tacky?
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Posted by akabilk1973 at 09:16 on 31 March 2006 | Report This Post

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