I saw Jouney in a stadium seating room converted to 3-D, if you sat on the main seating area up back the experience was not good, the high gain angularly reflective screen had been nailing the brightness into a small target around row 4 front, down there the experience was phenomenal. Not only the screen was bright (imperative for good 3-D) the viewing angle was ideal to focus on the characters (important to not get overly distracted with out-of-phase background which can be fatiguing) also the ratio of direct light (wanted) to out of phase reflected light bouncing from the screen periphery [walls floor ceiling] (unwanted) was optimal.
These stadium seating theaters are not suitable for reald D. That been said 3-D is extraordinary when properly experienced. I enjoyed myself immensely seating in row 4 center.
And Q you are just growing old into premature cantankerousness, 2009 will be the year of 3-D. From Marketsaw.blogspot.com
1. Transformers 2 (Paramount) (June 2009) Rumor debunked here.
2. Baywatch 3D (Spielberg/Reitman)
3. Godzilla 3D
4. The Hobbit Part 1 (2011) (New Line) (Peter Jackson) CONFIRMED. Waiting for official statement that it is in 3D. Lawsuit pending.
5. The Hobbit Part 2 (2012) (New Line) (Peter Jackson) CONFIRMED. Waiting for official statement that it is in 3D. Lawsuit pending.
6. LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (2013) (Re-released in 3D) (New Line) (Peter Jackson) Waiting for official announcement.
7. LOTR: The Two Towers (2014) (Re-released in 3D) (New Line) (Peter Jackson) Waiting for official announcement.
8. LOTR: The Return of the King (2015) (Re-released in 3D) (New Line) (Peter Jackson) Waiting for official announcement.
9. The Gate 3-D (Randall William Cook, Director) Rumored 3-D remake of the original 1980s flick about a gate to hell. (JoBlo)
10. King Kong (Peter Jackson) Often connected with a 3D re-release may come to fruition soon. Jackson was definitely seen shooting with 3D cameras during the production of King Kong.
11. Stewardesses 3-D (Summer 2009) (Condon /Meyer - Remake) (Adirondack International Pictures)
12. Avengers (Marvel) (Writer: Zac Penn?) (Director: Jon Favreau?) PENN: "Absolutely. It's not only something I've considered doing, but there's been the discussion about The Avengers doing some sort of next level… Whatever the next iteration of computer animation is after this, the next step after Beowulf, is something we would definitely consider for that." Rumor Source: FirstShowing.net
13. Calling All Robots (Disney) (ImageMovers Digital) (Writer: Michael Dougherty) Performance capture movie that leans on the Godzilla genre and will use the same technology used for "Beowulf". This obviously hints that it will be in 3D - but I have not confirmed this yet!
14. Speed Racer 2 (See this post)
15. RoboCop 3D (MGM) (See this post)
16. Fantastic Voyage (James Cameron)
17. Dead Still (Ghost House Productions) (Peter Skagen, Writer) (Charlotte Clay Huggins, Producer) Suspenseful, Eco-thriller set in the jungles of Asia. Throwback to the 80's action films.
1. Scar 3D (Jed Weintrob, Director) Scar 3D uses side by side Sony 950 cameras and is the first released full length, live action feature film shot in this innovative process.
2. Tintin (Trilogy) (Steven Spielberg / Peter Jackson / ???) (casting started in LA the week of Oct 29th, 2007) Suspected Summer 2009 release for the first feature.
3. Master Mind (Dreamworks Animation) (Ben Stiller, Producer) A villian loses his motivation after accidentally killing his arch nemesis. Potentially a Fall 2010 release.
4. Battle Angel (James Cameron) A 26th century tale of a cyborg (human brain / artifical body) rescued from the scrapheap by a cyber-surgeon who becomes her surrogate father.
5. Interworld (Dreamworks Animation) Loosely based on the book of the same name written by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves.
6. Punk Farm (Dreamworks Animation) No details as of yet.
7. Shrek 5 (Dreamworks Animation) No details as of yet.
8. Step Up 3-D (Disney) (Jon Chu) Third installment in the dance franchise.
9. OWN3D (Owned Entertainment) Mixed Martial Arts Live Action 3D movie. Also will be released in 2D.
10. Big Buck Bunny (Blender Institute) (Open Movie Project) 3D Animation - Premiere: April 10th in Amsterdam.
11. Crank 3D (Neveldine/Taylor) The third installment of the Crank franchise. (2011??)
12. Love Like Blood (Stuart Levy) (Takahiko Akiyama) Based on the Kei Toume manga "Lament of the Lamb," the goth-flavored tale revolves around a slightly anemic named Blake Edwards, who meets a beautiful girl called Jira. Their relationship becomes increasingly intense and gory before a final twist.
13. Ghost In The Shell (Dreamworks) (Steven Spielberg) Ghost in the Shell is a futuristic police thriller dealing with the exploits of Motoko Kusanagi. She is capable of superhuman feats, and bionically specialized for her job — her body is almost completely mechanized; only her brain and a segment of her spinal cord are organic.
14. 1.8 Days (Movie Tao Productions, Cerebral Films) (Producer, Terry Mc Innes) (Writer, Chuck Fallaw) Two hustlers, their ex-fiancé, a ruthless crime boss, and a bounty hunter, all intent on killing each other, suddenly find themselves in the middle of an "invasion." The violent enemies must band together to defeat the (what the hell are they!?). They just have to stop fighting each other long enough to survive.
15. Relentless - Karl Urban starrer - Four extreme sports professionals who survive a plane crash in the Amazon jungle, and must use all their survival instincts as they are hunted by a group of homicidal natives
16. Outback (Velvet Octopus) (Producer, Ash Shah) 3D CGI Animation - Story of a white koala bear.
17. The Legend of Spyro (Velvet Octopus) (Producer, Ash Shah) 3D CGI Animation - Spin-off from the best-selling video game.
18. Jonas Brothers' "Burning Up" 3D Concert Movie (Title TBA) (Director, Bruce Hendricks) (Producer, Art Repola) (See this post).
19. The Dive (James Cameron) Live Action 3D based on the true story of Francisco "Pipin" Ferreras and his love affair with French diver Audrey Mestre. Mestre perishes while in competition after being trained by her lover. Cameron will be diving into this film right after "Avatar". (See also this post).
20. Horror Tour (Ben Stassen) - 3D Stereoscopic Live Action movie. More details to come. Shooting starts in spring or summer of 2009.
1. U2 3D (January 23rd, 2008 for IMAX limited release / February 15th for wide release including Real D theaters) (3ality Digital / National Geographic is Distributor) From their Vertigo tour of South America
2. Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour (February 1st to 7th) (Disney) Live concert shot in 3D. Approx 700 3D screens at time of release.
3. Journey 3D (July 11th, 2008) (New Line) Trip beneath the earth's surface. Cast: Brendan Frasier, Josh Hutcherson
4. Fly Me to the Moon (August 15, 2008) Official site is here - An animation about 3 houseflies travelling to the moon aboard Apollo 11. Voices: Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Patrick, Nicollette Sheridan, Kelly Ripa and "Buzz" Aldrin as himself!
5. Coraline (Limited December 2008 Release) (Focus Features) In this animation, a girl discovers a bricked up wall behind a door that leads to an alternate world, complete with a different mother and father. Voices: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane and Keith David. >>> Teaser Clip Here. <<<<br /> 6. Bolt (November 21, 2008) (Disney) (Chris Williams, Director) (Score by John Powell) This feature animation revolves around a TV star Dog named Bolt (Voice John Travolta) who is accidentily shipped from his Hollywood sound stage to New York City thereby finally seeing the real world He thought he had superpowers. Miley Cyrus will voice Penny - the human co-star of Bolt's in the TV show in NYC. Bernie Mac, Hugh Grant, Mario Cantone, Woody Harrelson, Bruce Greenwood, Thomas Hayden Church and Susie Essman also lend voices.
Projected Number of 3D screens (End of 2008): Worldwide - 3,000; US - 2,000 **
1. My Bloody Valentine 3-D (January 16, 2009) (Lionsgate Entertainment) (Director - Patrick Lussier) Jaime King to play lead role of Sarah Palmer. Remake of the original horror movie. The 4K Red One Cameras is being used in 3D configuration for this movie!
2. Coraline (Wide Release February 6th, 2009) (Focus Features) In this animation, a girl discovers a bricked up wall behind a door that leads to an alternate world, complete with a different mother and father. Voices: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane and Keith David. >>> Teaser Clip Here. <<<<br /> 3. Monsters vs. Aliens (March 27th, 2009) (DWA) Animation. A monster hunter is called upon to battle aliens who have disrupted cable TV service. Rex assembles a team of monsters to help including Ick!, Dr. Cockroach, the 50,000 Pound Woman and Insectosaurus. >>Official Site<<
4. Up (May 29th, 2009) (Disney) Animation. A senior citizen's adventures with a wilderness Ranger: "Our hero travels the globe, fights beasts and villains and eats dinner at 3:30 in the afternoon."
5. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (July 1st, 2009) (Fox) (Carlos Saldanha, Director) Animation - Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah and Dennis Leary are all back to lend their voices.
6. Piranha 3D (July, 2009) (Alexandre Aja) (Dimension Films) A remake of Joe Dante's original, Arizona's Lake Havasu ruptures its floor after an earthquake releasing prehistoric piranhas.
7. G-Force (July 24th, 2009) (Disney) (Jerry Bruckheimer) (Hoyt Yeatman, Director) Live Action / Animation Blend - Voices: Penelope Cruz, Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi, Bill Nighy and Tracy Morgan. An elite guinea pig commando force try to stop a billionaire from taking over the world.
8. Planet 51 (Nov 20th, 2009) (Sony) (Jorge Blanco, Director) Voices by: Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson (astronaunt Chuck Baker) , Jessica Biel, Seann William Scott and Justin Long. 3D animation that centers on an astronaut who lands on another planet whose inhabitants live in fear of invasion; this time its humans that are invading. March 2009 completion date. Pyro Studios will also release a Planet 51 video game in 2009.
9. Toy Story (Oct 2nd, 2009) (Disney) 2D to 3D digital source conversion and re-release
10. Horrorween 3D (October 30, 2009) (Joe Estevez / Ed Meyer) (Adirondack International Pictures) Comedy
11. A Christmas Carol (November 6th, 2009) (Zemeckis / Jim Carrey) (Pixar) Jim Carrey, Bob Hoskins (Mr. Fezziwig), Robin Wright Penn, Colin Firth, Sammi Hanratty and Gary Oldman have been confirmed. Rumors of Tom Hanks (Bob Cratchit), Michael J. Fox (Tiny Tim), Christopher Lloyd (Marley's Ghost) being cast to join. Check back here for updates!
12. Avatar (December 18th, 2009) (James Cameron) A paraplegic war vet goes to Pandora, home of the Na'vi, a humanoid race. Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel Moore, Stephen Lang & CCH Pounder. Avatar shooting in Wellington, New Zealand will wrap by February 22nd, 2008.
13. Final Destination 4 (2009) (David R. Ellis, Director) (Rumor: Release date - August 14th, 2009 via STYD)
14. Frankenweenie (2009) (Tim Burton / Disney) Digital 3D: Stop Motion Animation. A young boy brings his dog back from the dead.
15. The Jonas Brothers 3D (Jan / Feb 2009) (Disney) Concert movie shot from their 38 city "Burning Up" North American tour (their 3rd CD). The tour starts July 4th, 2008 and wraps up around Labor Day, 2008.
16. Dawn Of The Dead (2009) (George A. Romero) (Richard Rubinstein) Re-release of the original 1979 zombie classic converted from 2D to 3D by In-Three. (See also this post).
17. Godspeed (2009) (Rick McCallum, Executive Producer) (Sherry Voigt, Producer) (Dustin Voigt, Director) Tagline: "Sibling rivalry at 200 MPH"
18. The Magic Tale (2009) (Writer / Director, Jordi Llompart) (William Reeve, Stereographer) Based on the book: "El Corazon sobre la arena" The story of a little girl's magical journey to Africa and enlightenment.
19. The Dark Country (2009) (Thomas Jane / Tab Murphy) A newly wed couple are forced to deal with a dead body in the desert on the way to Las Vegas for their hellish honeymoon. Cast: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman & Lauren German. The 4K Red One Cameras is being used in 3D configuration for this movie!
Projected Number of 3D screens (End of 2009): Worldwide - 6,000; US - 4,000 **
1. Toy Story 2 (Feb 12th, 2010) (Disney) 2D to 3D digital source conversion and re-release
2. Alice in Wonderland (March 19th, 2010) (Tim Burton / Disney) (Writer, Linda Woolverton) (Producers, Richard Zanuck, Joe Roth, Jennifer Todd and Suzanne Todd) Disney Digital 3D: Performance Capture AND Live Action.
3. How To Train Your Dragon (March 26th, 2009) (Dreamworks Animation) >>Check out early production concept art here and here!<<
4. Alpha And Omega (April 16th, 2010) (Lionsgate) CG Animation. The movie is about a couple of young wolves and their adventures. Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Danny Glover, Justin Long, Larry Miller and Dennis Hopper lend their voices to the project.
5. Shrek 4 (May 2010) (DWA)
6. Toy Story 3 (June 18th, 2010) (Disney) 3D Digital Animation
7. Rapunzel (Christmas 2010) (Disney-Pixar) (Directors: Glen Keane, Dean Wellins) be transported to a stunning CG fantasy world complete with the iconic tower, an evil witch, a gallant hero and, of course, the mysterious girl with the long golden tresses.
8. Boat (2010) (Gaumont) (Franck Chorot, Producer) centers on a cheetah and a porcupine who must change their identities to gain entry to Noah's Ark when they discover that their animal breeds were already represented on board. They decide to create a fake species called "porceetahs".
9. Around The World in 50 Years (2010?) (nWave) (Director, Ben Stassen) (Producers, Gina Gallo, Mimi Maynard, Domonic Paris, Caroline Van Iseghem & Ben Stassen) Animation. Voices by: Tim Curry, Anthony Anderson, Ed Begley Jr., Pat Carroll, Kathy Griffin, Melanie Griffith, Stacy Keach and Jenny McCarthy. Story revolves around a turtle born in 1959 who travels the globe while it is being affected by global warming. (Completion in 2009).
10. Cereal Heroes (2010) (Fable Works LLC) (Sparx Animation Studios) Cartoon cereal-box-mascots are mistakenly brought to life when a plan to replace the world's fallen superheroes with characters from comic books goes awry.
11. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (January 10th, 2010) (Sony Pictures Imageworks Animation) Food pours down from above just when the a town called Chewandswallow needs it most - however it soon overwhelms everyone. This will be Sony's first stereoscopic 3D movie and it will be shot in similar style to "Beowulf"'s performance capture.
12. The Mortician (2010) (Aria Films and Full Circle Films) (Equipment and Post Production, Axis3D) (Director, Writer, Gareth Maxwell Roberts) (Producer, Carlo Dusi) Psychological Thriller.
1. Puss In Boots (DWA)
2. Newt (Summer 2011) (Disney-Pixar) (Director, Gary Rydstrom) What happens when the last remaining male and female blue-footed newts on the planet are forced together by science to save the species, and they can't stand each other?
3. The Bear and the Bow (Christmas 2011) (Disney-Pixar) (Director, Brenda Chapman) A rugged and mythic Scotland is the setting for Pixar's action-adventure "The Bear and the Bow."
4. Crood Awakening (2011?) (DWA) (Written by John Cleese!) This animation is set in prehistoric times where a leader of a tribe is threatened by a newcomer genius with inventions such as fire. Official site is here.
5. Tron 3D (Spring 2011) (Disney) (Director: Joseph Kosinski) A revisit to Tron. Read about a sneak preview here.
1. Cars 2 (Summer 2012) (Disney-Pixar) (Director, Brad Lewis) Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic
escapades around the globe.
2. King of the Elves (Christmas 2012) (Disney-Pixar) (Directors, Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker) Legendary storyteller Phillip K. Dick's short story (his only experiment in the fantasy genre) becomes the basis for this fantastic and imaginative tale about an average man living in the Mississippi Delta, whose reluctant actions to help a desperate band of elves leads them to
name him their new king.
1. Meet The Robinsons
2. Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (last 20 mins will be digitally converted for IMAX)
3. Beowulf (Nov 16)
3D SHORTS (Shown before Feature 3D Movies):
1. Dumbass 3D (Ed Meyer) (Adirondack International Pictures)
2. Air Guitar 3-D (Ed Meyer) (Adirondack International Pictures)
3. Jack, Texas (Ed Meyer) (Adirondack International Pictures)
4. Paintball 3-D (Ed Meyer) (Adirondack international Pictures)
George Lucas will again redistribute his Star Wars movies in 3D.