A couple of weeks ago I reported that Transformers 3 may be the latest film to convert to 3-D. And while director Michael Bay has spoken against 3-D films, it seems that he may be forced to do so anyway.
Last night, Bay starred on STARZ’s “In The House” and talked about converting the giant robots(and probably Megan Fox) to 3-D.
“It’s a process we’re testing with some ‘Transformers‘ scenes,” he said. “How successful it is with my movie in terms of a lot of real stuff coming out of the frame, real dirt, real complicated little particles coming towards the lens, because hopefully that process will work. I’ve seen some tests that look great on other movies. I just want to see how it looks on my footage.”
I’m sure it will look great, but either way I’m not looking forward to it. Like Bay, I consider 3-D to be nothing more than a gimmick. Sure, ‘Avatar’ showed that you can not make it a gimmick, but this will push “gimmick” to a whole new level.
You’ll have all the moving parts and the inevitable Megan Fox close-ups(not saying that’s a bad thing, lol). Many complain that you can’t tell what the hell is moving when the robots transform and having it in 3-D will most likely cause seizures.
The only thing I can see good coming of this(besides Megan Fox in 3-D) is that this will most likely change the release date. And that’s good news if you’re my buddy Jon Peters.
But, if the studio forces it then there’s nothing we can do.
Do you want Transformers 3 in 3-D?
Transformers 3 is set to hit theatres on July 1, 2010.