With 3D all the rage lately and many upcoming movies either being filmed fully (Avatar) or partly (Iron Man 2) in 3D, it doesn’t seem an unreasonable question to ask whether we will be seeing a three dimensional Middle Earth. Well that very question was asked by MTV to director Guillermo Del Toro.
“IMAX is a fantastic medium. I am a shareholder. I love IMAX. I remember seeing ‘Polar Express,’ and then seeing ‘Polar Express’ in 3D and IMAX and having my life completely transformed,” he enthused, excitedly discussing the format’s immersive capabilities. “I think it would be a worthy discussion. But it hasn’t arrived.
“I think that we are experienced enough, I guess would be the term, to know that we should not daydream about [things like that] when we write the screenplay,” he said of whether or not he was even flirting with 3D or IMAX as possibilities. “Right now what we have is, you don’t have two filmmakers and two screenplay writers – you have four screenplay writers. We’ll be talking about 3D, on IMAX – but [not] right now.”
So maybe, maybe not…
There was talk a while back of Peter Jackson planning to convert the Lord of the Rings trilogy into 3D and re-release it, which would be amazing if true.