Avatar Success Sparks 3D Rush in Tinseltown

Industry abuzz with talk of rejiggering movies new and old
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2009 11:31 AM CST
Avatar Success Sparks 3D Rush in Tinseltown
A scene from "Avatar."   (AP Photo)

The unexpected-by-some success of Avatar’s 3D iteration has sparked a flurry in Hollywood, with big names screaming for the chance to make their audiences wear funny glasses. Sharon Waxman has it on good authority that Ridley Scott wants his upcoming Robin Hood flick released in 3D, and that the studio that owns James Cameron’s own Terminator 2 is looking to update it with a third dimension.

It doesn’t stop there, Waxman notes on the Wrap. George Lucas is said to be pondering how to apply the technology to Star Wars, and Steven Spielberg—who’s allegedly said Avatar is the best film he’s ever seen—can’t be far behind. Some think the technique will be cast about willy-nilly with no concern for whether it’s appropriate. Case in point: Jackass 3D will be shot in, well, 3D. The crew will take the tech and “stick it up Steve O’s butt,” Johnny Knoxville says. (More James Cameron stories.)

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