Remember when Baz Luhrmann gave us the once in a lifetime opportunity to hear John Leguizamo deliver Shakespearian dialogue? Well so does he, but he’s not content to just rest on his laurels and live off of past crazy. Rumors have been floating around for a while that Luhrmann is gearing up to do an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”, and now it can be confirmed that the rumors are not only true, they’re just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve just been introduced to a new phrase that is music to my ears: The Great Gatsby 3D.
No, I’m not talking about a deleted scene from Mike Judge’s prophetic film Idiocracy, Baz Luhrmann is actually filming another adaptation of classic literature that gets taught to high schoolers, and this time he’s doing it completely unnecessarily in 3D. Now the climactic hit and run scene doesn’t have to just happen in your imagination, it’s going to come to life right before your eyes in stunning 3D! And all of those other scenes where high society people sit around at parties and talk and stuff: eye popping 3D! Fitzgerald must be rolling in his grave… giggling with glee. Who wouldn’t want to see this happen?
Leonardo DiCaprio has already been secured to play Gatsby, and it is rumored that current it girl Carey Mulligan will be playing the object of his obsession Daisy Buchanan. Claire Danes must have already been booked. Filming is happening in Australia, and is set to begin sometime in August. I’m already excited for all the music numbers!
Source: ABC News