It seems that another old and popular movie will be getting the 2D to 3D treatment and hitting back the big screen, this time it is Tony Scott’s 1986 classic movie Top Gun starring Tom Cruise. A four-minute preview of the converted movie showing some aerial flight sequences has been screened at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) currently being held in Amsterdam, with the fully converted movie expected to hit the big screen in early 2012. The 2D to 3D conversion of the short preview and the full movie as well will be done by Legend3D, but they will not only do the conversion (covering the cost), they will also be getting some of the revenue from the 3D release of the movie thanks to their interesting deal with Paramount Pictures. If successful this business model may as well open up new possibilities for both 2D to 3D conversion companies and movie studios in bringing back to life old 2D movies by sharing the costs and revenue. What is the most interesting in converting the movie Top Gun to 3D will be the fact that the movies has a lot of aerial flight and that can turn out pretty well in 3D and look very impressive if properly converted (even some nice pop-out). And we’ve already seen some very good conversions from Legend3D and considering the company will be covering the costs for the process we can expect very good results from Top Gun in 3D. I guess we’ll have to wait a bit more and see if this project will turn out to be a success or not, but we can have high hopes for it. Next year we are also expecting a few more old 2D movies to be revived and converted to 3D to make their appearance among which is Star Wars: Episode I as well as James Cameron’s hit movie Titanic.
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IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) is a global yearly trade show for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of broadcasting media and entertainment. The event consists of an exhibition and conference parts that encompass the very latest developments in broadcasting, mobile TV, IPTV, digital signage and R&D making it essential for everyone’s understanding of the industry and its future. And the future seems to be in 3D, so this year’s IBC2011 will have a lot of offer to people interested in stereoscopic 3D products and solutions. IBC2011 takes place at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre from 8 – 13 September (Netherlands, Europe) with the conference part starting a day early than the exhibition part of the event. So it is almost about time for the event to start, with expected over 1300 exhibiting companies and about 50000 attendees.