Magazine article Screen International

Heyman: 3D Not Right for Paddington

Magazine article Screen International

Heyman: 3D Not Right for Paddington

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Producer of Gravity and Harry Potter discusses why a 3D version of Paddington was not considered.

Paddington producer David Heyman has answered why the upcoming family film will not be available in 3D.

"We felt there was no added experiential value to having Paddington in 3D," Heyman told an audience at a preview screening on Saturday. "We didn't even discuss it."

Heyman produced the Harry Potter series and Gravity, arguably one of the best 3D films of recent years.

But he dismissed the idea of making a 3D version of Paddington and said: "You could easily do 3D to get more money. But there are some films where it's right and some where it's not."

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Director Paul King also argued against the use of 3D as it would have gone against the "classic" feel he was attempting to achieve.

"It's quite a domestic setting for 3D. What were people going to say? 'Ooo... look at the pepper pot!," joked King.

"There's something classic about Paddington and we wanted it to feel classic. …

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