Top Gun Being Readied for 3D Theatrical Release

September 12, 2011 by

It looks like we’re going to be seeing more ‘old’ movies being converted to 3D and released in theaters. Along with Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace and Titanic (both due out next year), we also can look forward to seeing Maverick, Goose, Ice Man and the rest of the Top Gun gang soar back into theaters in 3D (Original story at HollywoodReporter.com). Handling the conversion will be Legend3D, whose recent projects have included Conan the Barbarian, The Smurfs, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The project seems to be spearheaded by Legend3D as the company is footing the bill and handling the conversion for Paramount Pictures, and is also seeking approval from director Tony Scott.

Said Legend3D’s CEO Rob Hummel of the project:

“I think Top Gun lends itself to 3D due to the aerial flight,” he said of the project. “You can have fun with 3D by bringing things off the screen if they are not attached to the edge of the screen.”

Do you feel the need for speed in 3D?