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Tom Cruise classic 'Top Gun' getting 3D treatment

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Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis in 3D? Photo / Supplied
Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis in 3D? Photo / Supplied

Back to the Danger Zone: Tom Cruise classic Top Gun is being prepped for a cinema re-release in 3D, according to a report.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Tony Scott's 1986 blockbuster is being converted into 3D, for a potential 2012 re-release.

A four-minute 3D preview of the movie's iconic 'Danger Zone' sequence was shown at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam on Monday, says THR.

The film is apparently being converted by Legend3D for Paramount. Legend3D CEO, Rob Hummel, said at the event: "I think Top Gun lends itself to 3D due to the aerial flight. You can have fun with 3D by bringing things off the screen if they are not attached to the edge of the screen."

He added: "We think there is great potential for catalogue titles in 3D, but studios have had trouble justifying the expense."

As for a mooted release date, Hummel adds: "As I understand it, they are planning to release it in 3D in early 2012, though I know they want to get Tony Scott's approval before they go forward."

Paramount's reps "could not confirm any immediate plans for a 3-D release date," reports Entertainment Weekly .

The movie, starring Cruise as "Maverick", recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

A possible sequel to the flick has been touted for years, with Scott telling EW last year that Cruise could be back for Top Gun 2.

"We've been talking with Tom definitely," he said in November.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer also said: "The aviation community has completely changed since we made the movie a long time ago. So we have to find a way in and how to incorporate the Maverick character into it".

Titanic, The Lion King, Star Wars, and now Top Gun looks set to wing its way to cinemas in 3D.

What do you think? Do you feel the need, the need for Top Gun in 3D?

Hey, at least it's not a reboot.

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