Only three years after the final film hit theaters, Peter Jackson's epic Lord of the Rings trilogy might be returning to the big screen. And, if it does, look for Frodo and friends to be accompanied by the latest 3-D technology.
According to KongisKing.net, a reader got their hands on the September issue of Empire (UK) which features an interview with James Cameron. For those of you completely out of the loop, Cameron is utilizing Peter Jackson's WETA Workshop to help provide the special effects on his upcoming film Avatar. Yes, this means the two monster filmmakers are now best friends. Ain't that cute? Anyway, as typical with Cameron, he's absolutely obsessed with the latest technology and claims Jackson is too. Says Cameron, "Peter Jackson is a 3-D freak like me and he's been experimenting with footage from King Kong. He and I also talked about the feasibility of doing the three LOTR films."
The article also mentions that if these films were to be re-released in 3-D, they would not be limited to IMAX theaters only. Crazy stuff, eh? Seeing as I have not yet taken the leap and checked out a film in 3-D for quite sometime now, it's hard for me to say whether this is a good or bad thing for the trilogy. Heck, tossing aside the whole "Jackson just wants to milk as much money as he can from LOTR" argument, I think it would be pretty cool to see what can be done. I imagine some of those battle sequences would look outstanding. Thoughts?