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Hands up who’s surprised by this one then? Well, actually, we are a bit. Because although every second release seems to be accompanied by a pair of silly glasses these days, Michael Bay has been vocally sceptical about the technology in the past.
“I prefer the flat screen,” he said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal last year. “I’m not jumping to do 3-D at all. It’s a pain in the neck to shoot it and I actually like the flat image. I’ve heard that some people can’t even see 3-D and, moreover, that a major side effect of watching it is feeling exhausted. Can you imagine how you’d feel watching one of my movies in 3-D?”
But while it’s certainly true that just two dimensions of Michael Bay are enough to melt your eyeballs, the studio appears to have got its way, with the film now officially confirmed to be a 3D affair.
Whether or not it will be shot with 3D cameras has yet to be disclosed, but it’s fairly safe to assume that given Bay’s reservations, it will almost certainly be added in post-production. Michael Bay as the suffering artist, put upon by studio pressures? Never thought we’d see the day…