Tony Scott's 1986 classic Top Gun is being converted for a 3D re-release, which may hit theaters early next year. Legend3D is behind the conversion, and the company recently presented a four-minute clip of the converted movie at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam earlier today. Here's what Legend3D CEO Rob Hummel said about Top Gun in 3D.

"We think there is great potential for catalog titles in 3D, but studios have had trouble justifying the expense. As I understand it, they are planning to release it in 3D in early 2012, though I known they want to get Tony Scott's approval before they go forward."
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Paramount Pictures, which distributed Top Gun, is fronting the 3D conversion costs. Here's what Rob Hummel added about why the aerial classic starring Tom Cruise is ideal for 3D.

"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."