Producer Joel Silver has stated that his currently in development remake of Logan’s Run is being planned to be shot in 3D.
Less than a week after the announcement that the project had acquired a new director, Carl Erik Rinsch, Silver made his intentions to produce the film in 3D known to MTV’s Movie Blog –
I’d like to make Logan’s Run [in 3-D]. It’s a movie I’ve always been intrigued with, excited by. We’re writing a script now and that should be a big 3-D movie and it should be devised and shot in 3-D. I think if we can pull it together, then it would be.
If Silver and company are going to embrace 3D for this, at least they’re doing the smart thing by planning on doing it from the start. We’ve already seen examples of how wretched a result the process converting a 2D movie to 3D can deliver. I’m looking at you Alice In Wonderland and Clash Of The Titans.In fact, I’d wager that as more product is going in to the production pipeline with the intention of being made in 3D, we’re going to see a gradual fade away of post-production conversion of 3D. This of course just means that the studios are planning their money grab of adding a ridiculous premium onto ticket prices from the beginning rather than trying to do it with any old film they have laying around about to be released.
And while the idea of the film being 3D doesn’t move me one way or another all that much, I am starting to get a bit more interested in seeing what Silver and Rinsch have in store. While the original 1976 film is a classic of science-fiction films, the original 1967 novel on which it was based is a classic in science-fiction literature, and one that the film deviated from at times. I am intrigued to see what elements they keep or delete for this new iteration.