Samsung have just last night unveiled their latest size-zero-slim range of LED TVs at a big shindig in the Saatchi Galleries of London. In attendance, as well as the journalists and tech bloggers that Samsung will have been very keen to impress, were a host of celebs with Kevin Spacey, Noel Clarke and newly-ordained Film 2010 host Claudia Winkleman amongst them. Somewhere in the crowd was Nicholas Hoult, and it’s his comments on the upcoming Mad Max fourquel Fury Road that we’re most concerned with right now.
We’ve known since January that Fury Road was going to be a 3D picture, but I think we may have also assumed that it would be shot that way. If we can take a new quote on face value, however, what we’re going to be served up is yet another 2D to 3D conversion. There’s an awful lot of big-budget eggs being put in this particular basket right now.
Here’s a tiny slice from Home Cinema Choice‘s coverage of the event, in which they reveal what it was Hoult told them:
Hoult also confirmed to HCC that like Titans, his next project, the Mad Max reboot Fury Road, is being retro-fitted for 3D.
Let the mud slinging commence. If there’s one thing guaranteed to get the geek goat of late, it’s poor 3D conversion work.
Nicholas Hoult is one of the Fury Road stars, alongside Teresa Palmer, Zoe Kravitz, Adelaide Clemens and Tom Hardy – and apparently Charlize Theron. It seems that principle photography on the film has yet to take place, or at least is yet to be completed, so this 2D-to-3D process is seemingly a matter of choice, not necessity. Is it simply a budgetary consideration?
Incidentally, HCC have a few more quotes on 3D from other attendees that you might be interested in.