Warner Bros. seem to have embraced 3D more than any other studio following the success of Avatar. In January they announced that both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films and Clash of the Titans would be released in 3D, with the latter undergoing a ‘quickie’ conversion in order to meet its April release. James Cameron, who is responsible for all this 3D mania, has made his feelings known about post-production 3D conversions, saying studios will “be putting out an inferior product”.
Luckily for Harry Potter fans Deathly Hallows won’t be getting the same rushed treatment, as producer David Heyman recently told MTV.
“Frankly, we are still in the process of discussing methodology,” he said. “We have quite a lot of time to work and hone and hopefully perfect each and every sequence. We are not on a compressed schedule. This is something that was built in very early on, and we think we will achieve the very best quality we can.”
Heyman expects to begin getting to the conversion “very soon,” but there are still details left to be worked out. “I am obviously looking forward to some of the battle sequences in the second part. I am also looking forward to seeing the dragon flying up.” It ultimately comes back to the “Avatar” aesthetic for Heyman. “I think there’s a lot that will be great in 3-D, but to me, where it’s really most exciting is just making that world seem much deeper, richer and what that extra dimension gives you.”
Some expected Warner Bros. to release a teaser trailer for Deathly Hallows: Part I with Clash of the Titans in 3D, but seeing as though they don’t have any footage in 3D yet there isn’t really a need too. We should be getting a trailer soon though, possibly with Inception in June, if not earlier.