The Wrap‘s Sharon Waxman reported yesterday that in the wake of Avatar‘s huge success, which is partly attributable to audiences being delighted with the 3D aspect, Robin Hood director Ridley Scott “is breathing down the neck of executives at Universal to get them to approve making a 3D version of his new $200 million epic,” at the cost of an extra $7 or $8 million.
She also writes that “a deal is in the works with Studio Canal to fast-track construct a 3D version of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and that George Lucas is exploring a 3D version of Star Wars. Remember also that Avatar director James Cameron said at ComicCon last summer that a 3D Titanic is in the works.
I would honestly love to see an investment in a series of intimate, non-spectacle-level 3D remasterings. 3D should be a normal alternative to all quality films. I would kill to see a 3D Hurt Locker, for instance. Or a 3D Up In The Air. Or a 3D Network, Betrayal, Psycho, Rosemary’s Baby, etc. Imagine Richard Harris making love to Rachel Roberts and knocking over furniture in a 3D This Sporting Life — seriously.