Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton are the current co-chairs of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Forbes have tagged them for a very interesting interview on the future of the motion picture business.
Pascal quite clearly suggests that Sam Raimiís next Spider-Man could be shot in 3D.
Forbes asked is they see 3D as the future of the industry, and Pascal replied:
"For sure. Youíre not going to see a lot of animated movies that arenít in 3D any more. I think Jeffrey Katzenberg preached that and he was right." "I didnít understand what he was talking about until I saw Monsters vs. Aliens. Itís a very immersive experience. Itís like seeing perspective for the first time. I think it is something different and terrific and a new group of directors will have to figure out how to do it."
So Forbes go for the kill and ask if Sony are considering any live action in 3D, and even specifically asks "What about Spider-Man 4?"
Pascal says, "Could be". With Lynton adding, "People are paying a premium to see movies in 3-D and thatís a very big deal. Itís never been done before that someone says you have to pay more to see Spider-Man than a romantic comedy."