Top Gun Being Converted to 3D

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Tony Scott’s Top Gun is being converted to 3D by Legend3D, says The Hollywood Reporter. The Tom Cruise-starrer, which originally earned $353.8 million at the worldwide box office in 1986, looks to be returning to theaters with the added dimension in early 2012.

The trade says a converted version of the ‘Danger Zone’ aerial flight sequence was previewed at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam on Monday.

“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,” Legend3D CEO Rob Hummel said. “I think Top Gun lends itself to 3D due to the aerial flight.”

He added that Legend3D has a revenue sharing deal with Paramount and is funding the conversions themselves.