Guillermo del Toro has confirmed that he intends to film Pacific Rim 2 in 3D. In an interview with The Playlist, he said that he planned to use the technology, “Provided, at that point, that the technology is becoming easier and easier.”
When Pacific Rim was announced as a post-converted 3D film, there were many who were disappointed. Del Toro himself stated that he had made the film in 2D to be shown in 2D. In the same interview he discussed the conversion process and is optimistic that the six months spent on the conversion will make the difference.
“Even then they were super respectful. By then we were already getting ILM shots. I was realizing that out of 100 shots, maybe 10% of the shots were risky. They said, ‘If we go 2D on those shots, we can do it.’ Then I gave them my list of conditions. They spent twice of what they normally spend on [this process], because they gave me the chance to pay ILM to do every single shot in native 3D. They aren’t being converted. So all the big 3D effects shots are being done by ILM from the get go. Normally, they give a movie a 14 to 16 week conversion time [for 3D]. I started the conversion back in September. So it’s six months for conversion. It’s very classy.”
The hopefully classy 3D Pacific Rim is out on 12th of July 2013, and you can buy Pan’s Labyrinth on Blu-ray for £8.00 on Amazon.co.uk