The Hollywood Reporter published an article dicussing the 2012 Cannes Film Festival (which officially opens its doors tomorrow), the ever-changing use of 3D in films and the fact that, while 3D is by no means dying out, viewers are no longer satisified with a gimmicky, in-your-face use of visual effects on the big screen.
After discussing the many films which have gone the 3D route this year, the article went on to list those filming in the 2D format, Ender's Game being one of them:
And Sierra/Affinity's Ender's Game, the sci-fi epic starring Asa Butterfield of Hugo and one of the biggest sellers in Cannes last year, is currently shooting in good old 2D.As we all know, it is common for 2D films to be converted to 3D in post-production and, if this article is anything to go by, it seems that any 3D effects used in the movie will be added to Ender's world after filming has wrapped.
If this is true, it wouldn't be very surprising: in 2010, Digital Domain, the visual effects company behind Ender's Game, acquired In-Three (now Digital Domain Stereo Group), the studio responsible for developing the 2D-to-3D conversion process seen in Disney's G-Force and many action sequences in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Perhaps Ender's Game will be an opportunity for the visual effects studio to show off of the newest developments they've made to their dimensionalization software.
What do you guys think? Are you going to want see Ender's Game in 3D even if the effects are added post-production or do you plan to stick with 2D? What would make you change your mind?
Hopefully, the 3D question will be addressed in one of the upcoming Ender's Game production blogs. Fingers crossed -- and don't forget to head over and ask your questions if you haven't done so already!