Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ to be shot in 2D, Digitally
There are few filmmakers who love film as much as Martin Scorsese. The man has made two three-hour documentaries about the American and Italian films he loves, and until Quentin Tarantino came along he was probably the most famously movie-mad director. In a sign of the times his next film, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,‘ will be shot digitally.
This comes from his longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who told Empire “It would appear that we’ve lost the battle. I think Marty just feels it’s unfortunately over, and there’s been no bigger champion of film than him.” On a slightly positive note, she also says that the film will be in two dimensions.
Christopher Nolan made an impassioned plea last year to some of the biggest directors in Hollywood to fight for film, but it looks like Scorsese’s given up. Granted, he’s always been more of a critical favorite than mainstream director, and he probably doesn’t have the clout to get film (which can cost more) for a pricey movie like ‘Wolf’ that isn’t a guaranteed performer.
Right now the two biggest hold-outs (besides Nolan) are Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino, who swore he’d retire when films were no longer made with film. But there’s no way to look at this and not feel that 35mm is anything less than an endangered species.