3D’s future eyed in Asia
Hong Kong is aiming to keep ahead of the game in areas like 3D technology to make sure it retains its competitiveness relative to mainland China, where helmers have actively embraced the technology.
Four of the top 10 movies in Hong Kong last year were 3D movies, the biggest success of the year was “Toy Story 3,” which took HK$90 million ($11.6 million), and 3D is a growing factor in a territory famous for its love of technology, Expect a lot of chatter at Filmart this edition about three-dimensional movies.
“I think shooting films in 3D is the next big thing for Asian films,” says Hong Kong producer Terence Chang, long-time collaborator with helmer John Woo. “There will be a couple of 3D films in my slate this year.”