It seems like the gang who brought us Crank, and haven’t even yet finished Crank 2, are going to bring us a Crank 3…IN 3-D!
According the the folks over at Collider, directors Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine will not only be bringing us Crank 2 soon, but they will also be planning on a third Crank. This is awesome news, but the best part about this is that they are planning on shooting in 3-D. The directors told Collider, “We think it’s the way things are going. The problem for us is that the rigs are still a little too cumbersome. They’re a bit too big. We just don’t shoot that way man, We like to just pick up the camera and run and go berserk and it doesn’t really lend itself to 3D right now.”
Personally, this gets me pretty hyped. I think 3-D is coming back in a big way. The only way that it can happen though, is if more and more studios decide to jump in and help it along the way. With films like Beowulf, and Tom Jane’s Dark Country, I am very excited to see where the 3-D genre can go. In other news, it appears that Crank 2 will feature a revolutionary new camera technique. Mark Neveldine told Collider, “We’re going to be creating a ‘moving bullet camera’ that has never been done before. We’re putting about 15 cameras onto a piece of speed rail, all these super lightweight cameras that I’ll be holding on rollerblades flying around people. So you’ll have that image that you’ve seen in the Matrix, where they stop motion and the cameras spin around, except for the fact that our cameras can spin around and move while the actor moves.”
Sound Off: Does this get you excited for these sequels? Do you care?