Now that James Cameron and George Lucas are already busy converting their old films to 3D -- with Peter Jackson on the verge of making an official announcement regarding his Lord of the Rings trilogy -- it's only a matter of time before other big-name directors decide to tackle a conversion of their most beloved films. Disney has already seen a lot of success with conversions for The Lion King (with Beauty and the Beast upcoming), and both Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Titanic will tell us a lot about the future of live-action conversions of older titles when they hit theaters early next year. Should both of those films make bank at the box office, prepare yourselves for a lot more where that came from.
Obviously the next name you go to on a list that begins with James Cameron and George Lucas is Steven Spielberg, and while we expected the director to throw out a list of his films he'd like to see converted, surprisingly -- according to recent quotes -- there's only one he'd actually like to see in 3D. Can you guess which one it is?
"I've always said Jurassic Park, the first one, would be really good post-converted in 3-D," Spielberg was quoted as saying. "I think James Cameron has done the greatest 3D in history with Avatar. I figure James is going to teach all of us a lesson. If we follow his precepts, more films will be post-converted, but the only movie I'm interested in post-converting is the first Jurassic."
What say you? Is Jurassic Park really the only Spielberg movie worth converting to 3D, or should he just leave his entire library alone? Then again, we'll take any chance we can get to see Jurassic Park on the big screen again, so maybe it's not such a bad idea ...