Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 3D

January 26, 2010

The 3D gravy train is making its way through Hollywood, and Warner Bros. wants its piece of the pie. It's looking like the next two Harry Potter movies -- parts I and II of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- are going to get the royal 3D treatment. And other movies are likely to follow suit.

The Hollywood Reporter spills all the details about the movies Warner Bros. is going to convert to 3D:

Early 3D-conversion tests on Warners’ remake of Clash of the Titans have gone so well that -- combined with boosted enthusiasm for 3D in the wake of the Avatar tsunami -- the Burbank studio has decided to release not only Titans but also the two-part Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 3D.

Warners refused to confirm the decision Tuesday, but an announcement on Titans is expected by week’s end, and official word on the Potter pics surely will follow.

Apparently the conversion of a film to 3D is a relatively cheap process. The operative term here being "relative": the process costs $5 million, which doesn't include the $5 million worth of 3D glasses the studio has to provide theaters for these films.

If you were already a fan of the Harry Potter movies, and you're not a fan of 3D, then it's bad times for you: your ticket prices are going to be more expensive. But if you weren't already a fan, it's likely this will get your behind into the theater, if only to experience another 3D movie.

As for Clash of the Titans, it sounds like it's going to be a retroactive process -- the filmmakers didn't actually shoot the film in 3D.

So which of these movies are you most excited about? Will 3D improve movies, or simply make the more expensive for us to see?

Source: Warner Bros.