January 10th, 2011
06:56 PM ET
The fascination with 3-D continues as Baz Luhrmann considers using the technology to update a classic.
The famed director told The Hollywood Reporter that he has workshopped his upcoming project "The Great Gatsby" in the format, but has yet to decide if he will film it in 3-D. He made the comments during a panel discussion held at last week's Consumer Electronics Show where he joined fellow directors Oliver Stone and Michael Mann in discussing the advantages of the Blu-ray format.
“The power of Blu-ray is so great, you have to be a bit conscious about misusing it,” Luhrmann said.
During the panel discussions, the group showed Blu-ray clips from Luhrmann’s acclaimed films "Moulin Rouge" and "Romeo & Juliet,"; Stone’s "Wall Street" and the sequel "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" as well as Mann’s "The Last of the Mohicans."
Stone said directors shouldn't take the use of 3-D lightly.
“Don’t shoot a 3-D movie unless you can afford it, otherwise you are putting yourself under enormous pressure," he said.
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