The Original DAWN OF THE DEAD… In 3D?! Remake Sequel?!
Producer Richard Rubinstein spoke with FANGORIA and revealed that there are plans to convert George A. Romero’s original DAWN OF THE DEAD into 3D!? In-Three, Inc. of Agoura Hill, CA is currently handling the “dimensionalization” process.
Rubinstein told FANGO, “When (producer on DAWN remake) Mike Messina and I began to investigate using In-Three’s technique, I was very skeptical. I couldn’t see how it could be used without re-editing George’s film, which I was not going to do. I was also concerned that converting a 29-year-old movie would not be competitive qualitatively with the new 3-D live-action features being shot today. I was wrong in both cases. George’s DAWN OF THE DEAD can be reformatted into 3-D without any editing, and the image looks spectacular! As it stands now, it will take about a year to complete the conversion of the whole film.”
The article also points out that In-Three’s work "has been hailed by George Lucas, James Cameron and Peter Jackson, among others." The article also mentions Rubenstein’s plans to produce a sequel to 2004’s DAWN OF THE DEAD remake (directed by Zack Snyder and written by James Gunn), as well as a new version of Frank Herbert’s DUNE with Peter Berg at the helm. Click HERE for the full article!