Arriving shortly after the recent confirmation that J.J. Abrams is to direct Star Wars: Episode VII, Disney has announced that they will be suspending all future plans to re-release the Star Wars prequels in 3D theaters.
Universal Pictures has released the official trailer for the upcoming 3D re-release of Jurassic Park, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece.
It appears that Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming sci-fi feature, Pacific Rim, will undergo a post-conversion 3D makeover before arriving in theaters next year. Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the announcement, which suggests that Warner Bros. is looking to cash in on those international markets that seem to favor 3D films.
Lucasfilm has made the official announcement that they will be re-releasing Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith back-to-back in theaters, after giving both a 3D conversion, on September 20th, 2013 and October 11th, 2013 respectively.
Amazon.com is currently running a special deal where the first 5000 customers to pre-order Prometheus on either Blu-ray or Blu-ray 3D will be eligible to receive a code that will then allow that customer to redeem a ticket to see the movie at a participating US theater. This is such a nice deal for Ridley fans who will no doubt love this movie for their collection, regardless of the reception it receives!
Sad news for those who were anxiously awaiting the release of the upcoming “G.I. Joe” sequel, your wait just got a whole lot longer.
Paramount has officially announced that G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be pushed back to March 2013 from it’s original release date of June 29, 2012, just one month away. The reason for the nine-month delay? Paramount has decided that they want to release the movie in 3D and will take this prolonged period of time to give the film adequate post-3D treatment. (more..)
YouTube has announced that that will begin to offer users the ability to convert any uploaded video in 1080p resolution to 3D if they so desire. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that this is a pretty cool option for the site and we’ve already begun transferring all of our HD videos to 3D as I type (for giggles). Posted on their official blog, YouTube describes how the owner of the video must click on their ‘Edit Info’ tab where they’ll find a new ‘3D’ option listed on the far right. Simply click on the ‘3D’ tab and tell YouTube to transfer the current video to 3D and, voila, you’re all set. Of course, the transfer will take some time until the 3D video goes live, which you can switch to in the ‘Quality Settings’ option in the bottom menu bar once it’s complete.
Sony Pictures has unveiled a nifty little promo poster for Marc Webb’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man which is presented in nice, stylized 3D format. (more..)
The first trailer has arrived for Tim Burton’s latest stop-motion animated feature, Frankenweenie, which is actually a remake of his own short film that he produced back in 1984. The story of Frankenweenie acts as both a parody and homage to the classic 1931 Frankenstein film which follows the exploits of a young boy who takes on the role of Dr. Frankenstein after he loses his beloved pet in an accident. (more..)
With the arrival of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 3D fast approaching, new details are emerging of the special promos that will coincide with the film’s release. One such promotional hook are the special limited edition Darth Maul 3D glasses that will be handed out at RealD 3D theaters (while supplies last) to those who purchase their tickets on the opening day. (more..)