Batman 3 in 3-D?
04.23.10 by Ryan
Warner Brothers is certainly very pasionate about 3-D movies, having recently converted Clash of the Titans into 3-D and ordering Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2 to undergo the same process. There may be one highly-anticipated movie that Warners won't get to see in 3-D and that's Christopher Nolan's sequel Batman 3. Wally Pfister, Nolan's cinematographer on both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, told Cinematical that he and Nolan have discussed the 3-D format but likely won't use it.
What Chris and I have talked about is doing something cool and something interesting. [The Incredibles director] Brad Bird was [saying] "you've got to shoot the whole thing in IMAX!" I was like, "yeah, I've talked to Chris about that."
I did it for one shot of The Dark Knight because he said, you have to say you did it, and literally I had this strapped to my shoulder and I was carrying it. But I think Chris is game for doing something interesting like that, Lord knows that the 3-D fad might pass by the time that summer comes around.
Nolan is a huge fan of the IMAX format, shooting several sequences of The Dark Knight using IMAX cameras, prompting Nolan to admit that there's "nothing like seeing a movie that way." Warner Brothers may argue that the there is another way to see a movie and that's in 3-D. Pfister says that Nolan will want to shoot Batman 3 his way.
But I know one thing about the film that Chris is adamant about is that he wants to shoot on film. He doesn't want to shoot on video, and I'm the same way.
Whatever is going to happen with Batman 3, Batman-on-Film reports that an official announcement should be coming this July, likely at the San Diego Comic Con. The Dark Knight was officially announced after the 2006 Comic-Con.