View Full Version : 'King Kong' may roar in 3-D

11 November 2005, 05:15 AM
"eal D, which joined with Industrial Light + Magic, Dolby and the Walt Disney Co. to turn "Chicken" into a 3-D event, could be another candidate to usher a 3-D "Kong" into theaters. Real D is promising that it will announce as early as next week the next film it will tackle. Asked whether that film was "Kong," Real D CEO Josh Greer declined comment. Even if Real D were to take on the assignment, though, it doesn't look feasible that it would be part of "Kong's" initial bow. (For one thing, the Real D-equipped theaters probably still will be showing "Chicken.")

But the betting is, whoever is involved, a 3-D "Kong" will appear in theaters several months into the movie's run. A Universal spokesman denied that any plans are afoot to give "Kong" a 3-D boost during its run, saying, "No, ('King Kong') will not be shown in 3-D." But 3-D fans can still dream, can't they?"
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11 November 2005, 07:47 AM
Yea, I was going to post this but you beat me to it.

I'm very excited about Kong. I'm even considering buying the game in the next week. :)


11 November 2005, 08:01 AM
Did read the other day that Jackson has installed a 3D suite at Weta, whatever that means. Sorry, can't remember where I read that. Will dig thru some emails.

11 November 2005, 02:40 AM
Shouldn't all this be called STEREO 3D... and not just "3D"?



Stereo 3D:

11 November 2005, 12:13 AM
4D? But then what's a 3D (CG) stereographic animated film? 5D? Or just genuine 4D? Arghh! My head...

11 November 2005, 02:28 AM
4D? But then what's a 3D (CG) stereographic animated film? 5D? Or just genuine 4D? Arghh! My head...

...then what if it has 5.1 channel 3D surround sound??? { head explosion :eek: }

On CGTalk we should be extra careful to say "stereoscopic 3D projection" vs. "3D computer graphics" to avoid confusion.


11 November 2005, 02:45 AM
As long as we're nitpicking terms, 5.1 (and even 7.1) sound are actually 2-D, since all the speakers ideally are positioned at the same height. They're all on a plane.

They could probably get away with calling stereoscopic film "4-D" because it moves, and therefore has a time component...

It's all marketing.

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