James Bond Producers Say No to 3D Production
James Bond is one film franchise that will not be hopping on the 3D production train. In a recent interview with the Associated Press, producers for the famous spy films explained why audiences won’t be seeing Bond jumping out at them on the big screen.
Barbara Broccoli, who along with her half-brother Michael G. Wilson, has been a producer on the last seven Bond films including the upcoming Skyfall. She recently told AP that she doesn’t feel that the Bond films have the appropriate storylines that call for 3D production.
“3D is fantastic for the right material, but we’re not sure Bond is the right way to go,” Broccoli said.
In addition to the story line, the actual shooting style that Bond films utilize would cause trouble for 3D productions. Since they are fast paced, high-adrenalin action films, the process of filming would become quite cumbersome with the equipment needed to make a 3D film.
“With our movies, there’s a lot of challenges to 3D, particularly when you’ve got a lot of action and a lot of quick cutting,” Broccoli continued.
While they might not be shot in the 3-D, that doesn’t mean audiences can’t enjoy a more enhanced viewing. Skyfall will be released a day early to be viewed on IMAX screens.
Skyfall hits theaters Nov. 9 with special IMAX viewings in North America on Nov. 8.
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