UPDATE: Even Michael Bay is fighting to save 3-D, calling theater chains to persuade them to show his latest costly Transformers sequel, Dark of the Moon--which is building strong advance buzz--so that the film looks its best when it opens June 29. After all, premium ticket sales are supposed to make up for the extra $30 million Paramount plowed into the picture to make it 3-D. ILM VFX whiz Dennis Muren argues that 3-D isn't the problem--he still believes in the technology--overcharging by more than $2 is the real issue.
Even if it's several years before the project hatches, one movie in the works would wow audiences to come back to 3-D.
Steven Spielberg, who may actually show up at Comic-Con for the first time to promote 3-D The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, has been chatting with writer Mark Protosevich about ideas for another sequel to Jurassic Park. (Universal, which released the first three Jurassics, isn't confirming anything official.) But one compelling reason to go back to the Lost World: enhance the dinosaurs with advances in CG and 3-D technology. That's a movie audiences would pay a premium to see.