According to The Guardian, Bertolucci’s nine-time Oscar winner is currently undergoing a 3D conversion under the supervision of the film’s cinematographer Vittorio Storaro with an eye for release some time next year.
Now I know that the common reason given for converting an older film to 3D for a re-release is to re-introduce younger audiences to the theatrical experience of seeing these films. (Making more money off these films is just an unfortunate side-effect that I am sure the studios are struggling to deal with.) But I really don’t see Bertolucci’s epic bio-pic about China’s last emperor detailing his ascent to the throne as a child to his arrest and political “re-education” at the hands of the Chinese Communists. Perhaps they’re looking for this to become the first art house 3D film?