The HD Room has reported that Sony has confirmed they are setting up shop in India to convert back-catalog titles (of which Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 are included) into 3D. This is growing out of two notable initiatives by Sony – the first is to produce and market 3D Rlu-ray releases of films that have already been theatrically released in the format and the second is to anticipate the release of any upcoming 3D releases.
Ghostbusters isn’t mentioned by name by Sony – no back catalog titles are referenced by Sony as candidates for the process (of which I can only begin to fathom. Google says “complicated mathematical perspective algorithms”, which I believe), but as a confirmed “Evergreen” title, it’s not hard to assume Ghostbusters will make the list, eventually, if not initially. Ghostbusters 2, maybe not so much. That movie hasn’t even gotten a regular Blu-ray release yet.
But I digress – the most important detail in the article is;
“Joe Nakata, a deputy general manager for Sony’s 3D strategy unit…”
This confirms that Sony actually HAS a corporate strategy for 3D films that isn’t just an idea in the CEO’s brain. Between this exciting idea of giving the 25 year old film some depth, it also adds serious weight to the idea that if/when made, Ghostbusters 3 will indeed be Ghostbusters 3D. Which is good, because the guy at MarketSaw that first reported the rumour of a 3D film has slightly altered his post from the original friend-I-know-at-ILM to the way it reads now, which is friend-at-ILM-who-is-a-friend-of-a-guy-I-know.