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Green Hornet Going 3D
Along with The Last Airbender

23 April 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Sony/AICN

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Recently, a lot of the buzz (pardon the pun) on The Green Hornet has been somewhat negative, with word that Sony was unhappy with the film. Now the studio has announced that the film is being shifted from a December release to January. Why? So it can be given a 3D makeover.

Sony announced yesterday that the film will get the 3D treatment, albeit at a higher level than the much-criticised conversion job than was performed by Warners on Clash Of The Titans.

Since director Michel Gondry and star/writer/producer Seth Rogen have yet to start editing the film, and none of the visual effects have been put in place, the 3D process can happen a lot more naturally than taking a finished movie and painting over it in green and red (that’s how they did it on Clash, right?)

"He always kind of shot it having the possibility of having it in 3D in mind," Sony’s Rory Bruer said of Gondry in a statement. "It's got a lot of depth and amazing visuals." And the move isn't necessarily a danger sign: it's smart, given that Tron Legacy and the Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows will both be dominating 3D screens by December.

Drew McWeeny at HitFix got on the blower to Rogen himself, who waxed enthusiastic about the idea. "Evan Goldberg, Michel Gondry and myself could not be more excited about going 3D. The truth is that this is something that we have wanted since the very first conversations we all had about the film. A lot of the visually driven sequences Michel came up were first conceived for a 3D movie. What gets me most excited is the fact that Gondry is so enthusastic about it. I think that Gondry's visuals done in 3D will give us something we've never seen before."

In order to accommodate the move, Priest, the vampire action thriller starring Paul Bettany, will be shoved back into March. Hornet, which was due to arrive here on December 29, will likely now show up either mid-late January or some time in February.

In related dimensionalisation news, Ain't It Cool has learned that M Night Shyamalan's adapted-from-anime adventure The Last Airbender will also be getting the 3D treatment. That one, however, won't have to change its release date as the director has apparently been mulling the idea for months and, after being convinced by recent tests, has thrown the switch on the process.

 


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RE: Green Hornet Going 3D
Totally agree - If its not been shot using Avatar's 3d camera's then don't bother - Starting to get a bit sick of the studio's doing this just so they can milk a few extra quid per seat. Avatar was amazing and some of the 3D cartoon flicks were alright but otherwise this practice needs to stop. It won't of course, not while the money keeps coming in ...... and they say downloading is ruining the movie industry .... lying b****s .... but thats a whole other rant for another day. More

Posted by ascohen01 at 08:20 on 24 April 2010 | Report This Post

Ow just stop artificially making it 3D. If you shot it with one camera, keep it 2D and be happy. Ya bunch of Avatar ass sniffin... More

Posted by Bluehawk at 21:40 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: This is exactly what happened with the Spirit...
Ugh i can't really see how a film like this would benefit in any way from 3D. More

Posted by TheSpleen at 21:39 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

This is exactly what happened with the Spirit...
...and that turned out to be one of the worst films of 2009. All of a sudden, Green Hornet is looking pretty shit... More

Posted by coomi77 at 18:32 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

2D
I will see this on 2D like I did with Clash of the Titans, I enjoyed Titans a lot more than people did who have seen it in 3D :D More

Posted by efc91 at 17:59 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

Green Hornet Going 3D
L: Empire (Source: Sony/AICN) "Recently, a lot of the buzz (pardon the pun) on The Green Hornet has been somewhat negative, with word that Sony was unhappy with the film. Now the studio has announced that the film is being shifted from a December release to January. Why? So it can be given a 3D makeover" sn't look good for 'Green Hornet' if most of the buzz is negative, especially as they are now putting it in 3D! Not particularly looking forward to this one - high possibility of i More

Posted by robwillphill at 10:32 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

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