Drive Angry: Patrick Lussier Talks the Benefits of Shooting in 3D as Opposed to 3D Conversion

 Patrick Lussier Talks the Benefits of Shooting in 3DWith Clash of the Titans receiving a less than stellar reception from moviegoers in terms of how good the flick is in 3D given that it was filmed in 2D but later converted to the third dimension, some of you may be wondering why something so eye-popping is apparently playing so flat. One guy who’s no stranger to 3D is Patrick Lussier, and during a recent interview about his newest flick, Drive Angry 3D starring Nicolas Cage, the director drops some knowledge on us!

The problem with conversion is that it tends to be a little pop-up-book,” he explains to MTV. “For “Drive Angry,” we’ve got these great cars in the film — a ’69 Charger, a ’71 Chevelle — and the lines of those cars, to try and post-convert, you’d never get all of the depth and the beauty of those machines. Shooting in 3D, you get all the angles of the cars and you feel like you’re in it with Nic Cage behind the wheel.

He continues, [Drive Angry] “is totally shot in 3D. We have 3D cameras out from Paradise FX, which are working brilliantly. We’re shooting 3D every day. We’re watching all our 3D effects on every single shot as we shoot.”

Drive Angry, co-written by Lussier and Farmer, centers on a man (Nicolas Cage) driven by rage who is chasing the people who killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby. The vendetta/rescue spins out of control as the chase gets bloodier by the mile, leaving bodies strewn along the highway. Amen.

Look for more on this one as soon as we get it!

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  • Floydian Trip

    I had a ’71 Chevelle. Baby blue with two white racing stripes. It was a beautiful car. Too bad I was just a kid.