The latest Hollywood blockbuster to suffer from the fatal 3D post-conversion is going to be Zack Snyder‘s Superman film titled Man of Steel.
Warner Bros. has gone on to release a statement, which announces the official conversion of the film to IMAX and 3D.
I’ve never been a fan of these last minute announced conversions and quite frankly I’m surprised this was able to get past producer Christopher Nolan, who has been very adamant about keeping his Batman franchise in 2D.
Perhaps WB doesn’t have enough faith in Snyder anymore, after delivering flop after flop financially (Watchmen, Sucker Punch).
Here are the necessary bits:
The IMAX release of Man of Steel will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question ‘Why am I here?’ Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.
Man of Steel will swoop its way into theaters on June 13th, 2013.