Hearing news that Warner Bros have changed their minds about making Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 available in 3D. Word is that the process to convert the film into 3D would have taken so long, it would have missed the planned release date of 19th November 2010.
So you won’t be seeing anybody perform the Crucius Curse in glorious 3D, nor will you be able to drool at a larger than life Daniel Radcliffe. On the upside, can you imagine how scary Voldemort would be in 3D? Here’s the gossip straight from the studio…
Despite everyone’s best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality. We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey, and to that end, we are releasing our film day-and-date on Nov. 19, 2010 as planned.
“For 10 years, we have worked alongside Alan Horn and the studio, whose priority has always been to preserve the integrity of JK Rowling’s books as we have adapted them to the screen, and this decision reflects that commitment,” said producer David Heyman. Director David Yates added, “This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first.”
Apparently there are two ways of making a film 3D – you can shoot it with special 3D technology, or you can shoot it the old fashioned way – in 2D – and then convert the film later on.
It’s expected that Part 2 of The Deathly Hallows will be made available in 3D format when it’s released in July. But wouldn’t it be nice if they could do both parts in 3D for that date and have certain cinemas run them back to back? I’d pay to see that.
So, perhaps if some kind soul from Warner Bros is reading this, could you make a Deathly Hallows double bill and have Part 1 in 3D for next year? Please?