'Great Gatsby' in 3-D? Director Baz Luhrmann Looks at Advantages of Blu-ray Technology
By Rebecca Macatee Posted Jan 10th 2011 08:34PM
The film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel 'The Great Gatsby' is already one of the most highly anticipated films of 2012. With Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio signed on to play Daisy and Gatsby, the movie seems poised to make its mark in history.
But according to The Hollywood Reporter, director Baz Luhrmann is considering adding yet another level of dimension and innovation to the film. Luhrmann, alongside directors Michael Mann and Oliver Stone, discussed the advantages of shooting a film in 3-D.
"The power of Blu-ray is so great, you have to be a bit conscious about misusing it," Luhrmann said. While 3-D has generally only been used for cartoons, action films and sci-fi feature films, 'Great Gatsby' might be the pioneer movie that brings this highly expensive technology trend to more traditional storytelling.
Still, Luhrmann realizes he's working with a classic and needs to approach any major format changes with caution.
Luhrmann says he has workshopped his upcoming project in 3-D, but has yet to make a final decision about whether or not to shoot in this format.
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