Although he made the 3D plunge with a brand new film which utilized cutting edge technology (to, in my opinion, wonderful results), one of Steven Spielberg‘s next ventures with the technology will look back a few years — 20 or 65 million, depending on who you ask. Yes, it’s finally happened: Universal will give Jurassic Park the 3D post-conversion treatment, with a release scheduled for July 19th, 2013.
We’ve more or less known this was coming since December — Kathleen Kennedy spoke out about the possibility, calling the film “a perfect example of a movie that could work really, really well as a 3D picture” — though I am ever-so-slightly surprised that it’s happening in just over 16 months. (Post-conversions — especially on film-shot material — takes a while if you want proper results.)
But I’ll put my blind faith in a transfer-obsessed guy like Spielberg to do this one right, even if I don’t necessarily think Jurassic Park has anything to “show off” with a third dimension. Some nice geometry with the computer monitors? Maybe the scene where the kids are hiding from velociraptors. Wait, why is this happening?
At least this and Robopocalypse‘s July 3rd opening will, once again, have two Spielberg films playing in theaters at once. There certainly is that.
Moving on to one of The Beard’s alumni, Universal has decided to push up Tom Cruise‘s Oblivion from a hot summer date of July 10th, 2013 to April 26th of the same year. Joseph Kosinski has just started production on the sci-fi picture, which will star Cruise as a “surface drone repairman who discovers a mysterious woman (Olga Kurylenko) in a crash-landed pod, setting off an unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows.” Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau also star.
Are you up for 3D dinosaurs? Does the Oblivion shift change your perception of current events?
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