We don't know about you guys, but we're getting pretty tired of this 3D crap. After all, it's bad enough that we're gonna have to drop an extra four bucks and wear those Roy Orbison glasses just to watch Baz Luhrmann's 3D adaptation of 'The Great Gatsby' next year. So, when Tim Burton recently announced that he would not be filming his next film, 'Dark Shadows,' in 3D, we were very happy to hear the news.
An adaptation of the 1960s gothic soap opera of the same name, 'Dark Shadows' is the story of an English playboy named Barnabas Collins who moves to the town of Collinsport, Maine, in the mid-1700s and gets buried alive after being turned into a vampire by a broken-hearted witch. 200 years later, Barnabas is accidentally exhumed from his grave and finds that his lavish estate has turned into a decrepit ruin in the 1970s.
'Dark Shadows' stars longtime Burton collaborator Johnny Depp in the role of Barnabas. Hit the jump to see Burton's thoughts on approaching movies in the third dimension.
"I have no plans for that," said Burton on filming 'Dark Shadows' in 3D. "I loved doing 'Alice' in 3D. 'Frankeweenie' [sic], gonna do that in 3D. There's people like, 'Everything's gonna be in 3D,' or 'I hate 3D!' I think people should have a choice. I don't think it should be forced on anybody."
On the one hand, it's cool to hear this from a director who doesn't seem to be looking at 3D as the next big cash cow. On the other, 'Alice in Wonderland' was a total 3D cash cow. Either way, here's to hoping that 'Dark Shadows' is a return to form for one of the (usually) more inspired directors out there today.
[via Cinema Blend]