In order for you to fully understand a film about love, loss, and conflict you really need to watch it in 3D. We don’t honestly believe that but it may be the case when it comes to Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Yes, The Great Gatsby could be coming to a theater near you with an extra dimension and some unnecessary razzle dazzle.
According to THR, Luhrmann revealed that he’s toying with the idea of a 3D Gatsby, when he was in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show. He participated in a panel discussing Blu-ray technology and the releases of his films Moulin Rouge and Romeo & Juliet. It was there that he spoke about how he’s workshopped The Great Gatsby in 3D, but has yet to make a call about whether to shoot in the format.
Can we make the call for him and just say no? It’s really that simple. If this was Moulin Rouge it could totally work. That film had enough glitter and high octane dance numbers to last us a lifetime. It could have definitely benefited from 3D, but The Great Gatsby is something different.
When we initially learned that Luhrmann was taking on the project we were hesitant but eventually gave in to the possibility of something good coming from it. Unfortunately, his interest in 3D has once again put him back in the dog house. Don’t do it!
What do you think about The Great Gatsby being shot in 3D? Would that make sense for the story?