We know the Sundance Film Festival can handle 3D movies, as evidenced with 2008's U2 3D and this year's most popular documentary, Cane Toads: An Unnatural History. But isn't it time for some of Park City's fiction film veterans to embrace the format and make some game changers for the indie world?

Kevin Smith could turn his breakout film into a trilogy with Clerks 3D, while I'm sure it's only a matter of time before Quentin Tarantino does something in three dimensions. Actually, a few years ago QT reportedly told Total Film he's interested in doing a 3D porn film. But he'll apparently be beaten to the punch by Gaspar Noé, who is at the fest this year with his latest, Enter the Void (read our review of it here).

Noé is notorious for making films depicting graphic sex (see the controversial Irreversible), and according to Hollywood Wiretap his next erotic effort will bring the sex into your laps. The follow-up is as yet untitled, though since he first announced the project at Cannes last year it has been labeled, based on his words, the "joyful porn movie" and the "pornographic melodrama."

The filmmaker originally discussed the project with Screen Daily, where he explained a desire to make a film that shows explicit sex as a joy, as it is in real life for most people. He claims to have never seen a film that combines explicit sex with real emotions. He also described this next work as a "small family film."

Interestingly enough, Noé did talk recently to New York magazine about his thoughts on Avatar, which does sort of have its own controversial rape and sex scenes. So perhaps his idea to shoot his next film in 3D was inspired by James Cameron? Kurt Halfyard at Twitch would settle at least for the stunning visuals of Enter the Void to be retrofitted in the format (does IFC have time before the film's US release date?).

Of course, there's no confirmation yet from Noé (that I've seen) that he's doing anything at all with 3D. So while we wait for him to debunk or substantiate the rumor, tell us what other indie and foreign filmmakers you'd like to see dabble in the format. My vote is for Werner Herzog.

[via JoBlo.com]