The Great Gatsby is a highly anticipated 2012 remake of the 1974 adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic book starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan and directed by Baz Lurhmann. 3D movie technology is a hit-or-miss addition to movies, sometimes highlighting storytelling elements in extremely innovative and creative ways (ex. How to Train Your Dragon) or totally ruining a film and its original intent (ex. Clash of the Titans 2010). Now think of what might happen if you combine these two things together.
According to Popeater and The Hollywood Reporter, Lurhmann is considering adding 3D to his version of Gatsby. He said he has workshopped the film in 3D, but he has still not decided as to whether to officially go with the idea.
While at the Las Vegas for Consumer Electronics Show with fellow directors Michael Mann and Oliver Stone, Lurhmann addressed the advantages and disadvantages to new movie technology. “The power of Blu-Ray is so great, you have to be a bit conscious about misusing it,” he said. Apparently, his statement, as well as is wary feelings about 3D, shows that he is judging his options very carefully, especially since he’s dealing with Gatsby, a precious commodity among film and book lovers.
It is too quick to judge whether a 3D Great Gatsby would be horrific, especially since Lurhmann still isn’t sure about using 3D for his film. But the possibility is out there. What do you think?