June 1, 2014

Cameron to Convert Terminator 2 to 3D?

We all have mixed feelings about 3D; sometimes it can be really spectacular and other times… well not so much.

James Cameron is a man who understands the technology with Avatar remaining the biggest film of all time.

It’s 3D felt pretty immersive and if they spent enough time on it, the I would be up for T2… for the simple fact that I’d love to see it on the big screen again.

It’s arguably my favourite movie of all time and I have to admit that I’d shell out for a 3D conversion.


We already kinda had a 3D version with the Terminator ride Terminator 2: 3D Battle Across Time (Which you can watch below.

I’ve also heard good things about the Predator 3D Blu Ray but have yet to check it out.

Anyway, Cameron recently spoke at the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival where he discussed the possibility of Terminator 2: 3D.

Terminator 1 I don’t think so because you could upgrade it to 3D but it’s still pretty gritty, available light photography, low budget filmmaking. We’d spend more converting it to 3D than we spent on the movie. That feels a little imbalanced to me.

But Terminator 2 is a more polished film and, I think, it has a kind of timeless appeal. If there was someone who was interested in doing that, and we could make a good case for the business model like, perhaps let’s say, it’s never been on screens in China which in the next few years is about to become the biggest market for films worldwide. That alone might justify the cost of a conversion which might be 6 or 7 million dollars. And then a 3D re-release might attract some eyeballs in North American and Europe and then the Chinese release, which would be the first release on the big screen, might pay for it.

I’m just using that as an example. I’m just saying we’re not ruling it out. We’re looking at it.

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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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