Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows set for 3D

January 27, 2010 – 12:02 pm

FirstShowing.net reports that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released in 3D, though no word whether an IMAX 3D release in the works:

It’s getting to the point that we can pretty much assume every big blockbuster will fill an IMAX screen, go digital 3-D, or even be dashing enough to combine the two. Add another big franchise into the 3-D pile as Heat Vision reports Warner Bros will release both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 3-D. There hasn’t been an official announcement from WB, but coming from THR, this seems legitimate. It’s important to note that unlike Avatar, Deathly Hallows was not shot for 3-D, but much like the select sequences from Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince, the entire film will be converted into 3-D.

While I’ll admit that some of this 3-D business is getting out of hand, when I saw the 3-D sequences on an IMAX screen during the climactic moments in the Department of Mysteries in Order of the Phoenix, I was quite impressed. The world of Harry Potter is one that I absolutely love to be immersed in, and if 3-D can help that, then I’m all for it. While I don’t think it will have quite the impact as seeing the world of Pandora in 3-D, it should be quite a fun theater experience, especially if an IMAX 3-D release manifests itself as well (and that’s more than likely going to happen).

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UPDATE: Additional coverage on Deathly Hallows in 3D:

Perez Hilton: Potterheads! Deathly Hallows Coming In 3-D!

Reuters: Next “Harry Potter” movies coming in 3D

Cinematical: ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Clash of the Titans’ to Undergo 3D Conversion

MSNBC: Next ‘Harry Potter’ movies coming in 3-D

Stuff: Harry Potter movies coming in 3D

ComingSoon.net: Harry Potter and Clash of the Titans to be Released in 3D?