Saturday, October 9, 2010

No 3-D for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Warner Brothers has announced that it will not be releasing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in 3-D. The studio says the 3-D conversion will not be done in time for the November 19, 2010 release. However, Part 2 will be released in 3-D and 2-D on July 15, 2011.

Okay, that's a good thing. Because frankly 3-D conversions from 2-D generally suck. For example see the terrible conversion of "The Last Airbender." (2010) The movie was too dark on the screen. And there was no thought about setting up the 3-D. Piranha 3D (2010) actually worked better as a conversion because that movie was set up to be shot in 3-D before they filmed it 2-D due to the difficulty of using 3-D cameras. (Wikipedia article on Piranha 3D) Let's just hope that "Deathly Hallows" director David Yates had 3-D in mind when he was filming Part 2. Check out the trailer for Part One below.

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