Posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by Brendon Connelly
According to Sam Worthington, the Clash of the Titans cast and crew will be reconvening in January to film some more scenes for the film, just a couple of months ahead of its release. What’s more, he’s also saying there’s a chance that the film will be ‘dimensionalised’ into 3D. Is there really time for all this monkeying about?
And why are they doing this? Have Louis Letterier‘s cuts been playing badly so far? Worthington says:
There were some creaky parts but they are the parts that we knew were creaky and that we knew were going to be creaky going into it. The studio is also letting us add some gods and scenes.
So, he admits that the shooting is to fix stuff up as well as to add more material, which is refreshingly honest. And what’s this about more gods? That’s a funny one. It’s not like the deities are the marquee names here. Well, not literally – but maybe they might pull in a couple of big name stars to cameo and add a little more bang to the final trailer and TV spots. Sean Connery, maybe? Okay – my tongue’s in my cheek, but I am curious to see who these extra gods are and who ends up playing them. Who do you think could stand alongside Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Danny Huston?
The up-conversion process that would give us 3D prints from 2D footage is apparently rather time consuming so a two month turn around would have to be very well manned, which I would think translates into very expensive. I guess that they’re even considering this shows how much of an impact 3D is having on the receipts.
I suppose it’s not inconceivable that Titans will play in 2D on release then come back around in 3D in the summer, but I can’t see it myself.
There’s a big difference between 3D that was created at the point of shooting and that which is drawn out of the film through post production FX – most particularly that the latter needs an awful lot of work to stop the scenes looking like a series of flat images stacked behind one another.
Sometimes a movie going back for ‘additional shooting’ kicks off a storm of fear and flaming, other time it gets a pass or, even better, feeds into positive hype for the picture. I’ll be keeping an eye on the comments section here to see which way this one goes.
Via The LA Times.