Baz Luhrmann will shoot The Great Gatsby in 3D

He's taking the production to Australia

Baz Luhrmann will shoot The Great Gatsby in 3D, in his hometown Sydney, Australia.

After extensively workshopping the movie a few months back, it was looking like Luhrmann might walk away from the adaptation but it has now been confirmed that the movie will start pre-production next month.

Rather than shooting on location in New York, Luhrmann will film at Sydney's Fox Studios, where he shot Australia and Moulin Rouge.

The Matrix, Superman Returns and two of the Star Wars prequels have previously been shot at the down-under studio.

The decision to shoot in 3D is an interesting one. As it often seems to be the reserve of action/adventure movies, it'll be interesting to see what the medium will add here.

As James Cameron took audiences to Pandora with Avatar, will Luhrmann similarly immerse audiences in 1920s New York?

Luhrmann's visual flair and eye for choreography are extraordinary, and this should at least offer the opportunity for him to take those skills to new levels

Leonardo DiCaprio will star as the enigmatic Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire will play Nick Carraway, and Carey Mulligan has been cast as Daisy Buchanan.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel has been filmed several times before, most notably in the Robert Redford-starring version of 1974.

Are you excited to see a movie like this in 3D? Do you reckon Luhrmann will pull it off? Your thoughts please!


    • brianbry

      Feb 20th 2011, 18:13

      Very exciting news. I think the use of 3D will make the glamour seem more real. Fantastic Book, can't wait to see it!

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    • PikvanCleef

      Oct 6th 2011, 14:02

      is there really any need to make this in 3D? except for boosting box office receipts?? still think itll be better than the robert redford version.....

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