Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Baz Luhrmann Shooting His Adaptation of 'The Great Gatsby' in 3D

Last month we heard both directors Michael Mann and Baz Luhrmann might be shooting projects in 3D sometime soon. Though Mann wasn't specific about which of his potential projects we might end up seeing in the format, Luhrmann has apparently already been workshopping his adaptation of The Great Gatsby, the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, with 3D in mind. Now the news is official as ABC News from Australia reports that Luhrmann is slated to shoot the adaptation in 3D later this year at Sydney's Fox Studios. In fact, with Mad Max: Fury Road delayed, the project will be the first live-action 3D film shot in New South Wales.

First published in 1925, the story chronicles an era that Fitzgerald himself dubbed the "Jazz Age." It is presented as a recollection of Nick Carraway, a young man from a patrician Midwestern family who lived in New York after graduating ...

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