Iron Man 2 3D Test Offers Eye-Popping Glimpses of Marvel Hero, Garry Shandling
Living as we do in these technologically sophisticated times -- one in which the most popular movie in the country features a young man having his innards sucked out by a swimming pool filtration system in glorious three-dimensionality -- it's becoming more and more common for the studios to revisit their release slates in search of projects that might catch on better were a "3D" placed after the title: Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself 3D. Coco Avant Chanel 3D. Iron Man 2 3D.
Record scratch! Did somebody say Iron Man 2 3D?
Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News can barely contain his "geekgasmic fury" in reporting what several moles have told him: that Marvel and Paramount, under the watchful eyes of Disney co-chairs Daisy Duck and Goofy, ordered a one-minute test of Iron Man 2 footage to see how the film might look when adapted to 3D. While the sequel was shot on film and not digital 3D, they used a similar post-production process as was used on the Imax editions of Superman Returns and Harry Potter. The results were impressive enough to pursue the matter further, Knowles writes, and the studios are currently "fishing for bids with 3 different companies to see what the cost and time it would take to convert IRON MAN 2 to a complete 3D film."
Slashfilm failed to experience an earth-moving geekgasm upon hearing the news, as they feel the technology is not yet there to retroactively turn a 2D live action film into 3D. It's a position they're sure to reverse the moment they first glimpse the amazing things done with Whiplash's devastatingly high-voltage cat-o'-nine-tails, and, to a greater extent, Black Widow's rack -- an eye-popping effect so expertly rendered it gives the viewer the sensation that Scarlett Johansson is literally pressing her cleavage flat against their fogged-up polarized lenses.