TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY Is Getting a 3D Re-Release in 2017!
James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgment Day will get its 3D re-release next year! It was supposed to be done this year to celebrate the 25th anniversary, but there were a few delays. But hey, better late than never! There is even an official poster for the 3D re-release that you can see above that came with the following caption:
August 29th 1997: The day Skynet first became self aware. August 29th 2016: the day you first saw the brand new poster for Terminator 2 in 3D. Coming to theaters in 2017.
Cameron first talked about his desire to do a 3D conversion of the film back in 2014 at the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival. It was there he talked about doing a 3D conversion and explained why it would have to be T2 over T1. The following quote comes via /Film:
"Terminator 1 I don’t think so because you could upgrade it to 3D but it’s still pretty gritty, available light photography, low budget filmmaking. We’d spend more converting it to 3D than we spent on the movie. That feels a little imbalanced to me.
"But Terminator 2 is a more polished film and, I think, it has a kind of timeless appeal. If there was someone who was interested in doing that, and we could make a good case for the business model like, perhaps let’s say, it’s never been on screens in China which in the next few years is about to become the biggest market for films worldwide. That alone might justify the cost of a conversion which might be 6 or 7 million dollars. And then a 3D re-release might attract some eyeballs in North American and Europe and then the Chinese release, which would be the first release on the big screen, might pay for it."
I'd pay to see it again on the big screen in a heartbeat! I love Terminator 2, and it'd be fun to see it in 3D. I can only imagine that Cameron made damn sure that this film got the best 3D conversion possible.