'X-Men: Days of Future Past' To Be Released in Controversial 48 FPS Format [UPDATE]Mike Sampson |
[UPDATE: 20th Century Fox released a statement concerning the report that 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' will be shot in 48 FPS. Click ahead to read the original report.]
Back in December of last year, 'The Hobbit' became the first movie to be released in 48 FPS, the high-frame rate format that shoots at double the rate of traditional movies. It was supposed to be a groundbreaking step forward; an evolutionary leap for filmmaking. But, most people hated it. After a presentation at last year's CinemaCon, critics were underwhelmed saying it had the look of watching a soap opera on a badly calibrated TV at Best Buy. Probably not what Peter Jackson was hoping for.
But, 48 FPS is not going away anytime soon and today we have a report that confirms 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' was shot, and will be released, in the controversial 48FPS format next summer.
Ain't It Cool News says that two high-level sources have confirmed to them that the new 'X-Men' movie will be released in 48 FPS and that the reason it hasn't been officially announced yet, is because Fox executives are aware of the negative backlash.
That said, both Fox and director Bryan Singer stand behind the format and "love the results."
It shouldn't be entirely surprising when you consider this tweet from Singer last December, when 'The Hobbit' hit theaters:
And, then this interview where 'The Hobbit' star Sir Ian McKellan said that Singer was interested in using the format on 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.'
Despite what we may have thought of 48FPS when 'The Hobbit' hit theaters, some directors (Singer, Jackson and James Cameron among them) are dedicated to this new era. The good news is that you don't have to see 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' in 48 FPS and if you do, it won't cost you any more money.
What do you think? Did you see 'The Hobbit' in 48 FPS and would you want to see an 'X-Men' movie in this format?