Zack Snyder’s MAN OF STEEL to Be Post-Converted to 3D; Plus a New Synopsis [Update: Maybe Not]

     July 9, 2012

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In a move that’s not exactly surprising, it appears that Warner Bros. has decided to post-convert director Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel to 3D.  A page is currently up on the IMAX website touting “Man of Steel: An IMAX 3D Experience,” but a statement from the filmmakers or any other information about the 3D Supes has yet to come to light.  We’ve literally seen one image and a logo for Man of Steel, so the film’s Hall H panel is one of the most anticipated of this week’s Comic-Con 2012.

Christopher Nolan has had a heavy hand in the production as a producer, and a hint as to just how involved he’s been came with news that Nolan’s frequent collaborator Hans Zimmer would be composing the score for Man of Steel, making this Snyder’s first film without Tyler Bates.  Hit the jump for more, including a new synopsis. [Update:  IMAX has informed us that the 3D release for Man of Steel was an inputting error and they’ve since taken the page down.  Variety’s Josh Dickey reports via Twitter that Warner Bros. is still contemplating whether or not to post-convert the film to 3D, and a final decision has yet to be made.]

superman-man-of-steel-movie-image-henry-cavillThough it’s definitely not a shock that a major studio release is being given the 3D treatment, one has to wonder why the pic wasn’t shot in 3D in the first place.  I’m not sure if Snyder shot in film or digital, but given Nolan’s die-hard devotion to the former it’s possible that they shot on film and planned on post-converting all along. With just under a year of post-production left until release, a genuinely good post-conversion is probable.  One assumes Snyder has cooked up some intense actions sequences, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t intrigued by the promise of seeing Superman fly around and throw punches (he has to punch people this time, right?) in some well-crafted 3D.

For those unaware, Henry Cavill dons the tights this time around with Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishbourne rounding out the main cast.  Check back later this week for our full recap of the film’s Comic-Con panel (hopefully with our reactions to the first footage).  Man of Steel opens, now in three dimensions, on June 14th, 2013.  Read a new synopsis, via the IMAX site, below.

In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question ‘Why am I here?’ Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.

The IMAX release of Man of Steel will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

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