Despite being opposed to having his sci-fi monster movie being produced in 3D, Del Toro has reassured fans that its conversion will avoid a hyper-reality feel in an interview with Shocktillyoudrop.
Warner Bros. decided to post convert the movie even though it was not produced with post-conversion in mind. However, Guillermo del Toro has said that up to ten months will be allocated to dimensionalising the film, to ensure the quality is up there with Titanic 3D.
Guillermo del Toro, who’s horror novel series "The Strain" is planned for adaptation as a television pilot on FX, said he didn’t want the giant monsters appearing miniaturised. 3D movies can often make things to appear smaller and “more personal” to the viewer.
Speaking to STYD, he said “What happened was, in the weeks and months following Comic-Con, what I asked from the studio was to agree to four points that I wanted to do. The more the ILM shots arrived, the more I realised that there were only a few shots that would miniaturise. I asked the studio, number one, that we would not hyper-stereo-lize the thing. That we would not force 3D on the beauty shots. That we would keep the giant dimensions. They agreed.”
He continued to say “Number two, they agreed to something very unusual. Normally a conversion takes a few weeks. I asked to start it immediately so we could take the full 40 weeks to do the conversion. As an example, Titanic took about 50 weeks to convert. The final thing that I asked that they agreed to, which was amazing, was that I asked them to give me an extra budget, which is considerable, to actually have ILM composite the shots that are CG native 3D. We’re not giving elements. ILM is giving the composite in 3D from the get-go. That’s a huge, huge element. Now I’m going to be involved in supervising it. What can I tell you? I changed my mind. I’m not running for office. I can do a Romney.”
Pacific Rim will open on July 12th, 2013.
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