Will We See THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy Re-Released In 3D?
Peter Jackson (director of this December's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) shares his thoughts on the chances of his The Lord of the Rings trilogy being re-released in 3D, revealing that, "it has been discussed".
In an interview with Deadline, Peter Jackson was quizzed on whether there are any plans to release The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King in 3D. It didn't exactly pay off for Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace earlier this year, but would arguably unite all five films as both The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There And Back Again are to be released in the format.
"It has been discussed over the years. It’s a money thing and it’s a market thing. Look, everything in Hollywood is driven by the market and by money. If Warner Bros felt they could rerelease these films and cover the cost of conversion then I’m sure they will do it. Everyone got excited after Titanic was converted and released, and then the numbers were not great for Episode One of Star Wars. Really, as an industry, people are still wondering what the economics are for post-converting older movies into 3D. I don’t think the question has really been answered and maybe it won’t be until later when entertainment systems at home become more sophisticated and everyone has 3D. But now, I’m afraid it’s still a question mark."
It would make sense for Warner Bros. to re-release them as The Hobbit looks set to introduce a whole new generation to Middle Earth. Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.
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