... 'The Great Gatsby'?
When Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic first started cooking, it sounded pretty good. Names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Amanda Seyfried and Tobey Maguire were in the running for lead roles. By November, the strong starring cast was set. DiCaprio would be Jay Gatsby, Maguire would be Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan would be Daisy Buchanan. Everything was on the up and up.
But chew on this. During a Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Baz Luhrmann revealed that he has workshopped 'Gatsby' in 3-D.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, right now it's only a possibility -- he hasn't decided on whether he would shoot in the format -- though if James Cameron gets a whiff of this, he'll probably hardcore court Luhrmann until he agrees.
'Gatsby' seems like an unexpected option for the 3-D format, one that upholds Cameron's vision of the future where everything is shot three-dimensionally. However, this might also suggest the twists and turns Luhrmann will add to the story.
If you think back to the '90s, he took 'Romeo and Juliet' -- with a young Leonardo DiCaprio before critical fame -- and set it amongst an intensely quirky world of guns, crazies and catchy music. If he's planning to shoot 'Gatsby' in 3-D, chances are it won't be a simple adaptation of the story, but rather a very distinct visual wonderland that works well with three-dimensional flair.
There's no doubt he could create some stunning visuals with 3-D, but is it right for 'Gatsby'?