Top Gun Heading Into Theaters Again in 3-D
09.12.11 by Ryan
It's time once again to feel the need for speed.
Top Gun was first released in 1986, and 27 years later it's heading back to theaters in a new 3-D format. A four minute sequence of converted 3-D footage was screened at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam — footage that included the "Danger Zone" aerial fight. Legend3D, who worked on Conan the Barbarian and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, will handle the transfer.
"I think Top Gun lends itself to 3D due to the aerial flight," Legend3D CEO Rob Hummel told The Hollywood Reporter. "You can have fun with 3D by bringing things off the screen if they are not attached to the edge of the screen."
As for when audiences can expect to see the 3-D version of the movie, it could be next year. "As I understand it, they are planning to release it in 3D in early 2012, though I know they want to get [director] Tony Scott’s approval before they go forward," said Hummel.
Perfect. Just in time for the sequel.