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‘Drive Angry’ Shot in REAL 3-D, Lussier Explains Why Post-3-D is Garbage

Seriously, I’m getting super fed up with this 3-D bullsh*t. James Cameron made it so that the technology wouldn’t be a gimmick, yet all of the studios are using post-conversion processes to save money and energy. Their excuse? They don’t have the budget. My answer, so what, we should pay extra money for your sh*t product? Dimension has sh*t Piranha 3D coming out, Warner Bros. Pictures’ sh*t Clash of the Titans is now in theaters, as is Disney’s sh*t Alice in Wonderland. Keep making sh*t and watch the consumer turn their back on it. You want 3-D to succeed? DO IT RIGHT. Drive Angry 3D director Patrick Lussier talked to MTV this week about their shoot, which is the REAL DEAL (thank god). Check out what he had to say below.No, none of that post-conversion crap,” director Patrick Lussier tells MTV in regards to the 3-D being used on their action-thriller now filming. “This is totally shot in 3-D. We have 3-D cameras out from Paradise FX, which are working brilliantly. We’re shooting 3-D every day. We’re watching all our 3-D effects on every single shot as we shoot.

His thoughts on all of the post-conversion crap? He says exactly what I’ve been saying, it’s no better than a pop-up book.

The problem with conversion is that it tends to be a little pop-up-book,‘ he explains rightfully. “For “Drive Angry,” we’ve got these great cars in the film — a ’69 Charger, a ’71 Chevelle — and the lines of those cars, to try and post-convert, you’d never get all of the depth and the beauty of those machines. Shooting in 3-D, you get all the angles of the cars and you feel like you’re in it with Nic Cage behind the wheel.

Todd Farmer’s story centers on a man (Nicolas Cage) driven by rage who is chasing the people who killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby. The vendetta/rescue spins out of control as the chase gets bloodier by the mile, leaving bodies strewn along the highway.

For more on the film from Lussier, click the link above or below.

William Fichtner, Amber Heard, Billy Burke, David Morse, Charlotte Ross, Tom Atkins, Christa Campbell, Bryan Massey, James Hébert, Katy Mixon, Charlotte Ross and Katy Mixon also star in the film arriving in theaters February 11, 2011 from Summit Entertainment.



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