Is Hollywood out of its depth with this mad race toward 3-D? The bandwagon is rolling fast and there appears to be no handbrake; the “Sherlock Holmes” sequel may be among the next passengers, according to an exclusive report by Steven Zeitchik at 24 Frames, our sister blog. Here’s an excerpt:
With M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender” and Michel Gondry’s “The Green Hornet” each now getting a type of conversion treatment — and seemingly every other upcoming film engaged in a 3-D discussion of some kind — the English detectives may not be far behind. The sequel to the Guy Ritchie/Robert Downey/Jude Law holiday hit “Holmes” — which continues to tear it up on DVD — is moving closer to the development finish line. And as it does, the conversations about shooting it in 3-D are heating up.
We caught up with Kieran and Michele Mulroney, the writers on the “Holmes sequel” as well as the writer-directors on new indie release “Paper Man,” and the pair told us that there have been a number of serious conversations at Warner Bros. about conceiving and producing the new “Holmes” in 3-D. The discussions are still underway, but both writers, at least, were open to it.
Although they each worry what would happen if every film Hollywood churns out is turned into a z-axis spectacle, they think it makes sense here. “Sherlock would be great in 3-D,” Kieran says. Speaking generally of the 3-D craze, he added that “the wind keeps moving in that direction…”
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– Steven Zeitchik
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