Warner Bros. were the first studio to jump onto the 3D bandwagon in a big way following the release of Avatar. They rushed a Clash of the Titans conversion and announced both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movies would be converted into 3D too.
It seemed to be mandatory that all their future releases be seen in three dimensions, but the studio has been easing off recently in the name of quality. Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will only be released in 2D because they didn’t have enough time for a quality conversion, and now they have decided to stick with 2D for Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch.
From Digital Spy:
“Sucker Punch was supposed to be in 3D, but when we started working on [Legend Of The Guardians] and saw what it takes to pull off the 3D, how much planning goes into every shot, we realised that to convert Sucker Punch – it wasn’t shot that way – would be a mistake,” she explained.
“We didn’t think it would live up to our expectations. So we talked to the studio (Warner Bros) and said, ‘Listen, the film is beautiful and very designed to begin with, we don’t want to ruin it’.”
Snyder added: “Too many films are jumping on the 3D bandwagon and we can’t be one of them.”
It’s good to see Warner Bros. choosing quality over profit once again, although in a year or two most of their tentpoles will be filmed in 3D so there won’t be much of an option.
Set in the 1950s, Sucker Punch follows Babydoll (Browning) who is confined to a mental institution by her stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. While there, she imagines an alternative reality to hide her from the pain, and in that world, she begins planning her escape, needing to steal five objects to help get her out before she is deflowered by a vile man.
Sucker Punch will be released in March 2011 and stars Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Carla Gugino, Jena Malone, and Jamie Chung.