Sony Pictures has informed us that Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet has been pushed back from December 22nd to January 14, 2011 so the film can have more time to work on the 3D. Steve spoke to producer Neal Moritz earlier this month and Moritz revealed that they were doing tests to see if Green Hornet was worth a 3D conversion. We now know that for Moritz, Hornet passed the test. It’s good to know that they’re planning this 3D conversion well in advance of the film’s release, unlike the rushed, ugly conversion Warner Bros. did on Clash of the Titans.
The new release date also moves the film, which stars Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, and Christoph Waltz, away from the heavy holiday season. The competition for 3D screens will be fierce with Tron Legacy, Yogi Bear, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 all vying for 3D theaters. Additionally, Fox may (and I predict they will) give conversions to their holiday-season flicks, Gulliver’s Travels and The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Not much point in turning your film 3D when there aren’t enough 3D screens to make it worth the trouble. I’m going to assume that more theaters will be going 3D capable to accommodate the oncoming onslaught.