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Transformers 3D or not 3D?

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on March 24, 2010 | News,Transformers 3 (2011) |

We reported recently that Transformers guru Michael Bay was looking at some test footage to see how Transformers 3 would like if it were Transformers 3D. It appears now though that the tests aren’t going well, as Bay has revealed he is unimpressed with the test footage.

This means that Transformers 3 may not be in 3D after all.

The news comes from an interview posted on the Deadline Hollywood website where speaks very frankly about the test footage that is being worked on right now.

I shoot complicated stuff, I put real elements into action scenes and honestly, I am not sold right now on the conversion process.

I am trying to be sold, and some companies are still working on the shots I gave them. Right now, it looks like fake 3D, with layers that are very apparent. You go to the screening room, you are hoping to be thrilled, and you’re thinking, huh, this kind of sucks. People can say whatever they want about my movies, but they are technically precise, and if this isn’t going to be excellent, I don’t want to do it. And it is my choice.

Michael Bay even shows signs of creative integrity too as he talks about how he’s not willing to make the film 3D if it’s not going to work properly, just for the sake of making more money on the cost of a cinema ticket.

This conversion process is always going to be inferior to shooting in real 3D. Studios might be willing to sacrifice the look and use the gimmick to make $3 more a ticket, but I’m not. Avatar took four years. You can’t just shit out a 3D movie. I’m saying, the jury is still out.

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