Transformers to go 3D 

AFTER Harry Potter, Transformers has become the latest movie franchise to catch on the post-Avatar rush, with its third outing reportedly to be released in 3D. When Michael Bay talked about Transformers 3 last year, he was adamant that the 3D Ďgimmickí was not for him. "The way I shoot is too aggressive for 3D cameras. Itís a time consuming thing. Who knows... It might be a fad. Iím kinda old school. Iím old school because I like to shoot on film. I like anamorphic lenses, and that is old school," Bay had said in an earlier interview.

But thanks to his contemporary James Cameronís success with sci-fi epic Avatar, he is apparently now in talks with Paramount and Industrial Light & Magic Ďabout going 3D' with the third Transformers flick, Variety reported online.

According to the website, "the big stumbling block is the extra time required to do production and visual effects in 3D, as the movieís release date is already set".

The second outing of the franchise, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen released last year was a box-office success becoming the fourth highest-grossing film of 2009 worldwide. ó PTI