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"Clash of Titans" in 3D decision coming soon

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)- Warner Bros. will decide in the next 10 days whether to release Louis Leterrier’s remake of action fantasy “Clash of the Titans” in 3D.

The studio has ordered a 3D test of the film -- set for release on March 26 -- and will screen the converted scenes next week before deciding whether to make the move. Studios across Hollywood are looking into possible 3D conversions in the aftermath of the big box office bonanza called “Avatar.”

With conversions, 2D films -- whether newly produced movies or classic titles slotted for release, such as the first two “Toy Story” pics -- are run through a process that turns 2D images into 3D. Most 3D movies, including “Avatar,” are shot in 3D from the start.

“Titans” is a re-imagining of a 1981 film that starred Laurence Olivier in the character of Zeus. The role is played by Liam Neeson in the remake, appearing opposing “Avatar” veteran Sam Worthington’s Perseus in the mythology-based actioner.

Releasing “Titans” in 3D would be a dramatic statement about the growth of 3D exhibition, as it would be a second big 3D title set for release the final weekend of March. DreamWorks Animation’s big animated feature “How to Train Your Dragon” also is slotted for the March 26 frame.

The word from a studio insider on the prospect of securing thousands of 3D screens for “Titans”: “No problem.”