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'Top Gun' coming to theaters in 3-D

<div><div>A four-minute 'world premiere' preview of the converted film--featuring the 'Danger Zone' aerial flight sequence--was screened Monday in Amsterdam.</div></div>
/ Source: Hollywood Reporter

Tony Scott’s 1986 classic "Top Gun" starring Tom Cruise is being converted to 3-D for a theatrical release.

A four-minute 'world premiere' preview of the converted film--featuring the 'Danger Zone' aerial flight sequence -- was screened Monday at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam.

The 2-D to 3-D conversion is being accomplished at Legend3D, whose CEO Rob Hummel introduced the clip as well as its unique business model during an IBC panel.

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"We think there is great potential for catalog titles in 3-D, but studios have had trouble justifying the expense," Hummel said, explaining that Legend 3D is funding and doing the conversion for Paramount.

"As I understand it, they are planning to release it in 3-D in early 2012, though I known they want to get Tony Scott’s approval before they go forward," he said, explaining that Legend 3D effectively has a revenue sharing deal with Paramount.

"I think 'Top Gun' lends itself to 3-D due to the aerial flight," he said of the project. "You can have fun with 3-D by bringing things off the screen if they are not attached to the edge of the screen."

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