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Dawn of the Dead -- 3D?!?





Dawn of the Dead -- 3D?!? (click for larger image)Sometimes I just have to ask myself "Why?" and then repeatedly bang my face against my computer desk. First off, relax, there is NOT a new remake coming, but apparently producer Richard Rubinstein has plans to give the original Romero classic Dawn of the Dead a three-dimensional face lift.

While compiling a list of upcoming 3D horror movies, HorrorMovies.ca has discovered Rubinstein's plans to redo the film in "True 3D" with the help of In-Three Inc. of Agoura Hills, California. It's also reported that a direct sequel to Romero's Dawn is in the works. Lord knows that worked so well for Day of the Dead 2: Contagium (<--- still not a word).

Hit up the above link for the full rundown of 3D horrors coming at us, and keep it locked for more.

- Uncle Creepy

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Personally, I can't WAIT to see blue zombies in 3D! That being said, I know I'm going to probably wait a very long time for them to finish. Being a 2D compositor at a film studio myself, I know that they're going to have to get an entire team of rotoscope artists to go in and, frame by frame, rotoscope EVERY ELEMENT on screen for the entire film. That much work is simply mind boggling, and it hasn't been done since Scanner Darkly (which a couple of my friends worked on, actually). If they can do it, KUDOS to them for such an amazing feat of work.


Submitted by Justin Warren on Mon, 03/16/2009 - 11:17am.

It's funny because I recall this story from last year, and someone recently asked what ever happened with it. I believe they were re-converting the original DAWN OF THE DEAD into 3D. Rubinstein said it'd take a full year to do that and this was May of 08, so figure we'll hear something soon, no?

http://iconsoffright.com/news/2008/05/the_original_dawn_of_the_dead.html


Submitted by robg on Sun, 03/15/2009 - 10:31pm.
admin moderator yeah i remember that too
Jon Condit's picture

yeah i remember that too last year. cant believe i forgot about it


Submitted by Jon Condit on Mon, 03/16/2009 - 2:43am.
gil mann's picture

Offhand I can't think of many scenes that would benefit from a 3D makeover. The wheelbarrow race might be cool. Thing is, Dawn is static and flat with a lot of talking heads (this is not criticism), so it's gonna look like one of those those pop-up postcarde most of the way through. Plus that's a long time to wear those glasses.

I dunno, shouldn't movies in 3D be made with an eye toward the fact? I'm not saying go crazy with the gimmicky in-your-face stuff, I'm just... no, I am saying that, actually.

None of this should be read as an defense of the Night remake with Sid Haig.


Submitted by gil mann on Sun, 03/15/2009 - 9:43pm.
fceurich39's picture

this still han't been made yet they announced this back in 2007 i thought


Submitted by fceurich39 on Sun, 03/15/2009 - 11:47am.
The Unknown Murderer's picture

I swear that I read the news regarding this 3D version on Dread Central over a year ago. I STILL can't wait to see this in big screen 3D...what's taking so long I wonder? Too bad, as it was forgotten.


Submitted by The Unknown Murderer on Sun, 03/15/2009 - 4:52pm.
hellbilly_drp's picture

The owners of the property are going to do whatever the hell they want. I'm kinda with the guy who says "it's a chance for me to see it in the theaters. 3D or not". I suppose I'll go because its Dawn. Let's just hope they don't try to add new scenes like NotLD 30th Ann.

Now, a true sequel, that's something to talk about. The way I see it, it can down two ways. We'll get another Day of the Dead 2:shitfest, like Uncle Creepy mentioned, or it might be good ( think Dawn remake). I think the key thing is if a director and the producers respect the original.

I can see this working, if it is real time. You have Ken Foree and Gaylen Ross. They managed to get to the mountains and deliver Gaylen and Flyboy's kid. They proceeded to have kids of their own and hook up with other survivors and set up a fortified compound. Eventually the original tide of zombies would rot away and succumb to maggots and such. The biggest threat are other 'tribes' who do not wish to co-operate, but instead to steal or conquer. Skirmishes ensue and of course any casualties that are not properly cleaned up go zombie and the potential for ongoing zombie outbreaks exists. I figure you'd have three generations, Foree and Gaylen Ross ( I'm sure you could work in Bill Mosely and Sid Haig for fun), their kids (now in their 30s), and some teen and twenty something roles for producers who require spots for their CW kids.


Submitted by hellbilly_drp on Sun, 03/15/2009 - 11:14am.
Mephistopheles's picture

That sounds pretty good, actually.


Submitted by Mephistopheles on Sun, 03/15/2009 - 12:41pm.
frank_dracman's picture

Hey, it's a chance for me to see it in the theaters. 3D or not, I'd be there opening night.


Submitted by frank_dracman on Sun, 03/15/2009 - 8:16am.
Chainsaw's picture

Night Of The Living Dead 30th Anniversary. This is what it's going to be.


Submitted by Chainsaw on Sun, 03/15/2009 - 5:07am.
PelusaMG's picture

Night of the Living Dead 3Dth Anniversary!


Submitted by PelusaMG on Sun, 03/15/2009 - 3:10pm.

What they need to do along with the 3d is to make it like seeing a Gallagher show and have blood and other wet stuff fly at the people in the first few rows. Now that would be interesting.


Submitted by Ghostkeeper on Sun, 03/15/2009 - 4:19am.
moderator I don't think it's a "big
Steve Barton's picture

I don't think it's a "big deal" BUT, I just hate when people feel the need to tinker with something that's perfectly fine the way that it is, as a means to make it something else. Me? I'd rather see the money that they're putting into this project used in more creative ways to revere the original then just slapping on a gimmick that was never meant to be there in the first place. Maybe a new theatrical run, and amazing blu-ray ... etc.


Submitted by Steve Barton on Sat, 03/14/2009 - 11:57pm.
Lunablix's picture

I'd like to see it in 3D. I think it would be fun.


Submitted by Lunablix on Sat, 03/14/2009 - 11:39pm.
Mephistopheles's picture

The 3D might be fun.

Not so sure about the sequel--is it going to be in real time, with Ken Foree and co. reprising their roles, or what?


Submitted by Mephistopheles on Sat, 03/14/2009 - 11:16pm.

i don't see what the big deal is. They are giving it the 3D treatment. So what. If you don't like it then you don't have to watch it.


Submitted by thedarkestshadow on Sat, 03/14/2009 - 10:34pm.
PelusaMG's picture

Plans... reality... the latter does not necessarily follow the former!


Submitted by PelusaMG on Sat, 03/14/2009 - 10:22pm.

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