Wednesday 26 July 2017

3D Great Gatsby for Baz Luhrmann?

Baz Luhrmann is considering making The Great Gatsby in 3D
Baz Luhrmann is considering making The Great Gatsby in 3D

Baz Luhrmann is considering filming his adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby in 3D.

The Moulin Rouge director has cast Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire in the period drama and told The Hollywood Reporter he has workshopped his adaptation in 3D, but he has not decided whether to shoot in the format.

Baz was in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, where he, along with directors Michael Mann and Oliver Stone, discussed the advantages of the Blu-ray format.

During a panel hosted by Fox, they showed Blu-ray clips from Baz's Moulin Rouge and Romeo And Juliet, Michael's The Last Of The Mohicans and Oliver's Wall Street and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

Baz warned: "The power of Blu-ray is so great, you have to be a bit conscious about misusing it," noting that with the increased resolution, more details are visible and therefore more choices are available in the restoring and remastering processes.

He added: "Are you trying to recreate from your memory? There are a whole lot of new question that powerful technology brings."

Oliver Stone was also cautious of new technology and the budgets it requires.

He warned: "Don't shoot a 3D movie unless you can afford it, otherwise you are putting yourself under enormous pressure."

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