“Top Gun” is coming to IMAX in 3D, and a trailer has been released to get fans excited to see it in a way they never have before.
The film’s 3D conversion was announced in September 2011, but was affected by director Tony Scott’s suicide. Though “Top Gun 2” has been shelved out of respect, Paramount decided to continue forward with the films’ IMAX release.
At the time, the New York Times wrote that the 3D conversion might be perceived as a tribute to Scott, and will likely end up as his “final box office triumph.” “Top Gun” is an enduring classic and one that has aged well, and it does seem likely that fans will flock to see the film now that it’s been remastered and converted to IMAX and 3D.
The “Danger Zone” dog fight scene was already screened at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam in 2011. At the time, Legend3D’s Rob Hummel said that “‘Top Gun’ lends itself to 3D due to the aerial flight.” Based on the above trailer, we’d have to agree.
“Top Gun” will return to theaters on February 8 and hit theaters on February 19.