Angelina Jolie to go 3-D in Robert Zemeckis' "Beowulf"?

by | October 26, 2006 | Comments

By now you’ve no doubt heard about Robert Zemeckis‘ animated "Beowulf" project that stars Angelina Jolie and Anthony Hopkins and was written by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary. The flick doesn’t open until next November, but here’s some amusing news: It’ll also hit screens in 3-D!

From IGN Movies & The Hollywood Reporter: "Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is bringing his live-action/CG adaptation of the classic Beowulf tale to the big screen in three dimensions. A story in today’s Hollywood Reporter reveals that Zemeckis is creating a version of his epic to be shown in Real D and other larger format 3-D theaters. The enhanced versions of the film will open the same day as the standard release, November 16, 2007.

Angelina Jolie, Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover and Anthony Hopkins are attached to star in the film which will utilize performance-capture technology, similar to what Zemeckis utilized on "The Polar Express."

In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats tribe, travels to Denmark to help defeat a monster named Grendel. He later returns to Geatland, where he becomes king."

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