Three Go 3-D

Post-Avatar, it seems some of our favorite filmmakers have caught 3-D fever. Just in the past week, it’s been confirmed that Martin Scorsese,Wim Wenders, and Werner Herzog will soon be getting us to wear goggles. Scorsese’s excursion into the third dimension will be with his previously announced adaptation of Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret, a children’s fantasy about an orphan in early twentieth-century Paris. Going into production soon, the film is slated for release in December 2011. Meanwhile, and even more unlikely, Wim Wenders, turned on to 3-D last year when he shot the short film Il volo, about the Calabrian town of Riace, in the format, has now decided to use it to enhance Pina, his upcoming documentary about dancer Pina Bausch. Finally, that intrepid explorer Herzog is trying out the format for a documentary about the oldest known cave paintings, in the Chauvet cave in southern France. And we must say, 3-D would seem to be a perfect fit for Herzog’s larger-than-larger-than-life cinematic canvases.

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