Shockya reported a while ago that director Baz Lurhmann was considering filming his version of “The Great Gatsby” in 3D. Now it’s been confirmed by Vulture that the film will, in fact, be shot using 3D technology.

In the last report about the film, we reported that Lurhmann was heavily considering shooting the film in 3D, but was having reservations due to the reverence “The Great Gatsby” has earned from critics and fans, both in its original book form and the 1974 movie adaptation. Lurhmann also is reported to have said that he had workshopped the film in 3D to see how it’ll play out, also showing that great thought was given to the idea.

What could 3D possibly add to “The Great Gatsby”? Maybe it’ll make those creepy billboard eyes even creepier. Or perhaps, it’ll make the houses in East and West Egg even grander. Who’s to really say until we actually see some footage.

This adaption of “The Great Gatsby” is set to star Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is set to be in theaters in 2012 and will be filmed in Sydney, Australia, Lurhmann’s hometown. This film, according to Vulture, will be the first 3D film to be filmed in the Australian state of New South Wales.

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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