You might think that the 3-D movie craze is already out of hand, but I’ve got news for you… it’s about to get a lot worse. The massive success of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland has basically sealed the deal, and at the ShoWest conference in Las Vegas this week, all of the major studios re-iterated their commitment to 3-D. Warner Brothers said that it will be standard for every single one of their major blockbusters to be released in 3-D from here on in, including all comic book movies. And apparently that’s not all… from the sounds of it, even their high-profile comedies are going to be 3-D as well.
MarketSaw reports that Todd Phillips is currently in the process of writing the script for The Hangover 2, which is expected to shoot sometime in November. And yes, there’s a good chance it will be shot in 3-D. Phillips talked to James Cameron about the technology and the process of shooting with 3-D cameras, because he feels that The Hangover 2 is “the perfect movie to do in 3D”. He also said that “pretty soon everything will be in 3D”, just like there once was a time where the industry transitioned from black-and-white to colour. Is this a joke? I’m sorry but I cannot fathom a world where every single movie needs to be in 3-D. Even for The Hangover 2, where the characters may be hallucinating and otherwise out of their minds, three-dimensional imagery is simply not a necessity. Would you want to see The Hangover 2 in 3-D, or is this just going too far?