If there is any film that would benefit from a well-constructed conversion into 3D, you’ve got to figure that Warner Bros.’ new Superman story Man Of Steel would be the one. Now the studio and director Zach Snyder have gone ahead with the process, which means you’ll be able to watch the film in a variety of formats.
Announced on the movie’s Facebook page, the move isn’t exactly a surprise. An IMAX web employee with an itchy release finger unknowingly leaked word earlier this year - and besides, Warners has had some success with conversions on the Harry Potter films. But now we have the official confirmation.
“The film is going to be a visually exciting experience in all formats: 2D, 3D and IMAX,” says Snyder. “Anticipating how audiences today embrace 3D, we designed and photographed the movie in a way that would allow Man Of Steel to captivate those moviegoers, while respecting fans that prefer a more traditional cinematic experience. We’ve taken great measures to ensure the film and the story come first, and 3D is meant as an enhancement.”
It’s nice to see Snyder and co respecting the fact that not everyone wants or can see 3D movies, and given the man’s visual style (plus non-3D fan Chris Nolan as producer), we’re certain he’ll have kept the quality level high. We just hope that the 3D works better than it did in Superman Returns, where 3D-ified action scenes suffered from a clash of format and shaky-cam shooting - during that opening plane crash, for instance.
For now, we’ll have to wait until June 14 to see the final result on Man Of Steel. One of the two latest trailer variants is below.