In what may be one of the more fitting 3-D conversions on the horizon, director Baz Luhrmann revealed to Entertainment Weekly on Friday that "Moulin Rouge!" could join the cadre of big-screen rereleases.
“Because conversion is getting better and better, I'm going to ask the guys at Fox ... maybe can we convert 'Moulin Rouge!' to 3-D,” Lurhmann said on Entertainment Weekly Radio. “Because I think in a strange way I was trying to make a 3-D movie.”
The 2001 musical, which was nominated for Best Picture, is known for retaining Luhrmann's signature decadence, and the latter part of the director's quote suddenly makes a lot of sense about the film and its bold colors. If "Rouge" does nab a rerelease, it will hardly be Luhrmann's first foray into the added dimensionality, as the director's "Great Gatsby" adaptation received mixed reactions earlier this year for its use of the technology.
Whatever happens, we're going to assume Luhrmann is heeding HuffPost Entertainment's requests in moving forward with a 3-D reiteration. We named it one of 20 movies we'd most like to see rereleased using the format, a la "Jurassic Park," "Titanic" and "The Lion King." Thanks for listening, Baz!
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