Maverick, Goose and Iceman will appear back on cinema screens next year in a specially converted print of Tony Scott’s 1986 blockbuster – Top Gun 3D
By Adrian Pennington
The Paramount Pictures film has been converted from the original 35mm into digital 3D for probable theatrical presentation in 2012 by conversion specialists Legend 3D. A four and a half minute clip from the film’s opening air battle sequence was shown at IBC.
Legend 3D president Rob Hummel told the audience: “The people who say you can’t convert 3D don’t know what they are talking about. “
Legend 3D also showed clips it had converted into 3D for DreamWorks of Shrek 2. Hummel’s company also converted 78 minutes of Michael Bay’s Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. In total 90 minutes of that feature were converted.
“Michael Bay shot a mixture of content on digital 3D rigs and on 35mm anamorphic film,” Hummel said. “The entire film is a chequerboard of converted and native shot 3D. The difference is indistinguishable.”
James Cameron is currently post-converting Titanic into 3D for a re-release in 2012 and spending $18 million on the process. A preview of Titanic 3D will be shown today at IBC.
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