"The key thing to understand is that this process requires both shooting and projecting at 48 fps, rather than the usual 24 fps (films have been shot at 24 frames per second since the late 1920's). So the result looks like normal speed, but the image has hugely enhanced clarity and smoothness. Looking at 24 frames every second may seem ok--and we've all seen thousands of films like this over the last 90 years--but there is often quite a lot of blur in each frame, during fast movements, and if the camera is moving around quickly, the image can judder or 'strobe.'
...Shooting and projecting at 48 fps does a lot to get rid of these issues. It looks much more lifelike, and it is much easier to watch, especially in 3-D. We've been watching HOBBIT tests and dailies at 48 fps now for several months, and we often sit through two hours worth of footage without getting any eye strain from the 3-D.
...Now that the world's cinemas are moving towards digital projection, and many films are being shot with digital cameras, increasing the frame rate becomes much easier.
…Film purists will criticize the lack of blur and strobing artifacts, but all of our crew--many of whom are film purists--are now converts."
The Wolverine needs both a director and a new location. It was meant to be shot in Japan, where the plot has Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) train with a Samurai master. But that was before the post-earthquake disaster. No word yet on whether screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie will rework the story. [TheWrap via IGN]
Jones also has an original project, Mute, in development, about a mute bartender who goes against local gangsters to find his missing partner. The project is listed as a UK/Germany co-production.