We recently reported a rumor that Sony wasn't too pleased with an upcoming superhero film and, even though the rumor was debunked, it seems plans are changing for the film. Deadline New York is reporting that Sony is pushing The Green Hornet into 2011.
The site revealed that the studio has issued a January 14, 2011 release date for the film, so it can be converted into 3D. The release date falls on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.
It seems Sony is regarding this move not as a 3D "conversion" but an "enhancement" as they say there is "great depths" to the film by director Michel Gondry. The site spoke with Sony's Jeff Blake, who dismissed the earlier rumors of the studio being unhappy with the film and insist that they're, "doubling down" on the film.
"We're investing more in the film to have it 3D," Blake said. "We've seen part of the movie. We love it. We believe in it. Whoever is spreading these rumors has not seen it. We're going to finish Green Hornet in 3D and take 9 months to do it right."
Asked why the studio chose the January 14 release date, Blake said they wanted to steer the film clear of the many 3D films debuting during that frame, such as Tron Legacy, Yogi Bear and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. It was also said that the surprise success of the studio's Paul Blart: Mall Cop last year is seen as a "lucky charm" for the studio.