By our guest blogger, Nick Hanover
Because Hollywood simply isn't content to just churn out adaptations of boardgames, it now looks as if they've turned their eyes towards 3D interpretations of literary classics they've already ruined before. That's right, straight from The Hollywood Reporter comes new details about Baz Luhrmann's planned adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's legendary novel, The Great Gatsby.
Luhrmann's production will apparently be the first film shot in 3D in New South Wales (NSW) and already features Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role with Carey Mulligan likely to take on Daisy if she accepts the offer that's been made to her. The Hollywood Reporter, in a canny move, focuses on the "injection" that will be made into the economy of NSW to the tune of nearly $120 million. Because NSW politicians appear to be pragmatists first and foremost, they haven't made any comments about the actual art of the films that will be shot in their region but instead brag about the jobs that will be created by Gatsby and Ridley Scott's Prometheus, which is also set to be shot there.
It's a good move since the last big Luhrmann production, Australia, was offered a lukewarm critical reception and barely made back its budget. But hey, it cost a lot to make and provided who knows how many jobs in NSW? You know what it wasn't, though? Good. Oh, or 3D. Personally, one of those traits is more important to me than the other and it's not the one that requires special glasses.