Remember how The Green Hornet got bumped back from summer to Christmas? Well, Michel Gondry's comic book movie is getting the push once more, back into January. The reason? Because Sony have decided to convert it into 3-D.
Yes, following the wonderful example set by Clash of the Titans, Sony are all set for a computerised conversion job, just before Gondry starts work on the editing. But it's OK, says Sony's Rory Bruer: "He always kind of shot it having the possibility of having it in 3-D in mind."
With Tron doing the 3-D rounds in December, Seth Rogen is excited about the move to the more wide open January: "The truth is that this is something that we have wanted since the very first conversations we all had about the film. A lot of the visually driven sequences Michel came up were first conceived for a 3-D movie. What gets me most excited is the fact that Gondry is so enthusastic about it. I think that Gondry's visuals done in 3-D will give us something we've never seen before."
That's right, something we've never seen before: a whole new level of studio bigheads crapping on the face of genius. As Bruer puts it, "it's got a lot of depth and amazing visuals." Which explains precisely why the 2-D footage isn't good enough as it is.
In other news, Paul Bettany flick Priest will be delayed to March to make room for Hornet. The world weeps.