Paramount Pictures is toying with the idea of producing the next and hopefully final sequel in the Transformers franchise in 3D. This shouldn’t come as a shock because the idea has popped up before, and as of late Hollywood has been on 3D overload. According to a recent article in Variety, director Michael Bay and the studio have been meeting with a major special effects company to discuss the possibility.
Transformers in 3D sounds like a match made in heaven, but there’s one major obstacle that could keep it from happening, time. According to the trade, Bay, Paramount, and Industrial Light & Magic have been discussing the film’s format and they’ve discovered that the extra time required to do production and visual effects in 3D would be strained. The release date has already been preset for July 1, 2011, and they’re not sure if they could have a finished product by that time.
This is an interesting twist coming from Bay because he’s previously stated that his shooting style is too aggressive for 3D. I guess money talks and bullsh*t walks in this scenario. The idea of Transformers adding another dimension isn’t far-fetched because the property lends itself to that type of look, but if it’s rushed and ends up taking precedent over the script, we may have a problem.
Do you think Transformers 3 should be shot in 3D? Do they have the time to do it?