The Danger Zone can never truly be reached with a throughway of only two dimensions, and as such, it's now reportedly time to convert Tony Scott's Top Gun for a 3D theatrical release. Legend3D is heading up the conversion thanks to a revenue-share deal with Paramount, and today the company screened a four-minute preview of the "Highway to the Danger Zone"-backed aerial sequence, visibly relieving International Broadcasting Convention attendees who thought for sure they were going to have to brave through the discomfort of some of that homoerotic volleyball stuff popping out at them. Rob Hummel, CEO of Legend3D, also used the presentation time to assure the crowd that converting Top Gun is probably necessary, even if it doesn't seem that necessary. The stuff with jets will be sort of cool because jets don't touch the side of the screen, see?
"We think there is great potential for catalog titles in 3D, but studios have had trouble justifying the expense," Hummel said, explaining that Legend 3D is funding and doing the conversion for Paramount.
"I think Top Gun lends itself to 3D due to the aerial flight," he said of the project. "You can have fun with 3D by bringing things off the screen if they are not attached to the edge of the screen."
Alright, fine, Legend3D. Do your 3Ds. But can we also satirically convert Hot Shots! to 3D, somehow?