Well this is disheartening news. Scott Waugh‘s Need for Speed, which looked like an entertaining, gritty, hardcore action film with an emphasis on practical stunts, is now getting a last-minute 3D post-conversion. For those unfamiliar with the film, it chronicles a cross-country race against time as a blue-collar mechanic (Aaron Paul) who was framed for manslaughter by a wealthy, arrogant ex-NASCAR driver (Dominic Cooper) sets out for revenge in a high-stakes underground racing tournament.
Yesterday, Box Office Mojo tweeted ‘Need for Speed’ will now be released in 3D. It’s unlikely the 3D post-conversion was always in the works since none of the marketing material, including this past Sunday’s Super Bowl spot, said the movie would be in 3D (something ads always seem proud to proclaim as if that’s still an exciting selling point). There’s no word if Waugh will be overseeing the conversion. Hit the jump for more. Need for Speed opens March 14th.