3-D Format Will Foil Film Pirates

Camcorder killer coming to a theater near you
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2007 6:24 AM CDT
3-D Format Will Foil Film Pirates
Dreamworks Animated Feature Premiere Flushed Away   (Getty Images)

Movie makers are preparing to launch a major assault on video piracy—in 3-D.  In two years, more than 4,000 theaters will be 3-D-ready, and top studios are gearing up to create films in the new format, which can't be recorded off the screen. Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are using it, and James Cameron is filming his first feature since Titanic in the format.

Dreamworks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg is an evangelist:  "I have seen the future of movies, and this is it,” he raved; Dreamworks animated films will will all be in 3-D starting in 2009.  Clunky cardboard classes will be replaced  sleek, designer shades with polarized lenses, producers vow. (Read more George Lucas stories.)

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