"Harry Potter" in 3D, "Clash of the Titans" in 3D...and Delayed?

1/29/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Warner Bros. Pictures will release the next two "Harry Potter" films in 3D, reports Heat Vision.

According to Heat Vision: Warner Bros. will release the next two "Harry Potter" films in 3D, a move underscoring the post-"Avatar" rush for extra-dimensional boxoffice.

Studio executives on lots around town have been scrutinizing film slates for opportunities to expand forays into 3D releasing. Warners has been testing footage from its upcoming "Clash of the Titans" -- converted into 3D by an outside vendor -- and the tests have gone so well that execs have decided to release not only "Titans" but also the two-part "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in 3D.

In a related move, Warners will push back the release of "Titans" one week to April 2. "Deathly Hallows: Part I" is set to unspool Nov. 19, and "Part II" is slotted for July 15, 2011.

Also, with conversion expenses coming down, each film will cost just $5 million to change into 3D. Warners also will absorb an additional $5 million expense per picture to pay for 3D glasses for exhibitors handling the movies.

Although I think it’s never good when a film gets delayed, this could be the exception. Converting the films to 3D will most likely get more people out to the theater, and also probably make the movies even more awesome. They are both filled with action, excitement and battle scenes, which should translate to three dimensions beautifully.

“Clash of the Titans” will be released April 2, 2010.

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  1. Hugo said...

    The two new Harry Potter movies is gonna be really nice. I'm a huge fan of the books, and I think the movies are fun to watch.