Sherlock Holmes Sequel in 3D, An Elementary Assumption

Hero Complex is reporting this week that the inevitable sequel to Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes could be in 3D. They sat down and spoke with writers Kieren and Michele Mulroney, who have been promoting the release of their film Paper Man, which hit theaters this past weekend. In response to a question about 3D, they writing pair said that conversations about shooting the next Holmes film in 3D were heating up, and that Warner Bros. is “anxious to get moving” on the next frame.

None of this is surprising. In fact, it could very well be the biggest slice of non-news of the week. That is of course, until the next report of a future movie being shot in 3D comes down the news wire. The question is this. This is the question: how much of Sherlock Holmes will be enhanced by a transition to 3D? The swash-buckling, the intense use of logic, and the old-timey British landscapes could all gain some depth from 3D, but that’s about it. It’s not exactly the kind of film that will push the z-axis envelope, if you ask me. Either way, it certainly will make more money in 3D. I suppose that’s the dimension that matters most, at least to the studio.

Would you go see Sherlock Holmes 2 in 3D?

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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