Guillermo Del Toro Says No 3D for ‘The Hobbit’


In a recent interview with Guillermo Del Toro said “I can safely say that, as of this moment, there are absolutely no conversations about doing the Hobbit films in 3-D.” That puts to bed a lot of rumors that had cropped up lately claiming that the film was going to be a 3D experience.

In my opinion this is great news. I usually find 3D distracting and too many filmmakers use it as a crutch, rather than a tool for better storytelling. This attitude I have towards 3D is probably because I have only seen one 3D movie that I used the technology to benefit the film – Henry Selick’s Coraline. Animated films can pull of the technology most believably, but most of the time it’s just not necessary. Most live-action films still haven’t mastered 3D yet.

The Hobbit is being filmed using standard 2-Dimensional methods, but there is still a chance that things could change between now and 2011. A lot of films recently have been filmed the standard way and then converted to 3-D using expensive post-production technology. However, Guillermo seems pretty against the technology, so I have a feeling things won’t change.

Here’s a question: have you ever seen a film that was improved by being in 3-D?

[Source: Get the Big Picture]

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