No 3-D for 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'
Warner Bros. announced today that Part 1 of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" will release in regular old 2-D, not 3-D as originally planned.
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 November 19, 2010 as planned. We, in alignment with our filmmakers, believe this is the best course to take in order to ensure that our audiences enjoy the consummate "Harry Potter" experience.
The film will still screen in both conventional and Imax theaters. As for Part 2 of the "Deathly Hallows" -- the final film chapter in the Potter series -- it is still planned for a 3-D release in July 2011.
This is a, dare we say, refreshing surprise, since the pressure for studios to issue 3-D releases -- especially on a high-profile installment in a mega-franchise like this one -- has to be intense. But better to risk losing all that extra 3-D ticket money than to disappoint fans with a less-than-magical conversion. At least that's my take.
But what's yours? Are you glad Warner Bros. made this decision or disappointed that you won't get to see Harry, Hermione and co. in multiple dimensions?
Source: Collider.com and Warner Bros.
Posted by: kabuki3 | October 8, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: 7900rmc | October 8, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Bawlmer51 | October 8, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: melindaboyd | October 11, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.