Fox cancels Independence Day 3D release

News Simon Brew 21 Nov 2012 - 06:45

Independence Day 3D won't be heading to cinemas. Is this a sign, too, that the Independence Day sequels are in trouble?

Well here’s a turn up. Given that 3D rereleases have generally been quite successful in 2012, few were shocked when it was revealed that 20th Century Fox was looking to put a 3D version of Independence Day in cinemas in 2013.

However, it turns out that the planned and previously announced 3D release has now been cancelled.

Notwithstanding the fact that it would have been good to see Independence Day and its inherent daftness back on the big screen, we can’t help but speculate what was behind the decision to pull the plug. The film had been set for release on July 3rd 2013, and presumably would have paved the way for the long-mooted pair of sequels, ID Forever Part I and ID Forever Part II. Are those films still on the agenda now, we wonder?

There’s still no shortage of 3D rereleases arriving next year, mind. Jurassic Park 3D is probably the highest profile of the lot, but there’s also a pair of Star Wars films, Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith, towards the end of the year. We know how much you're looking forward to them.

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Not particularly bothered about sequels, just hope this is the sound of the cloister bell for 3D re-releases.

As much as people hate them, if they're done right, i REALLY think that some of the larger scenes in the Prequels will look really cool: the Clone battle finale in E2 and the opening Space battle in E3 were FANTASTIC! There are a few other scenes that'd work nicely as well: Yoda vs Palpatine in the Republic hall and the very final battle of Obi-Wan vs Anakin. Yes the films were very shallow in comparison to the original trilogy, but the 3D elements in the grander battle scenes will be BRILLIANT!

I know, i hope they stop them too: also, the annoying 'bolt on' 3d post conversion. Especially with the inflated ticket pricing at cinemas, you'd have thought they'd have the money to do 3D properly. For crying out loud, my bloody console can take 3D videos. (thanks Nintendo!)

Except that the retrofitted 3D in Ep. 1 was terrible. There was very little depth to the image.

Praying this is the beginning of the end for 3D. As someone who can't watch films in 3D without a resulting migraine, it's getting harder and harder to see the films I want to watch at the cinema.

Thank God!

I still cannot find any reason to use 3-D other than a gimmick.

Yes, Hollywood like to make money. But how about they start coming up with new films rather than re releasing every film under the sun in 3-D?

Must admit, i didn't see it. I was holding out for the improved grandeur of E2 and 3

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