George A. Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" will be dimensionalized to stereoscopic 3-D for a planned theatrical release. New Amsterdam Entertainment has tapped 3-D company In-Three, which will use its proprietary dimensionalization process to turn the 1978 indie horror flick movie into 3-D. The project is expected to be completed within the year.
So far the only legacy 2-D film that has been converted and re-released in digital 3-D is Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas," which Disney released in October 2006 in 168 theaters, grossing $8.7 million. Disney reissued the film in October and plans to repeat this year and in 2009. There are slightly more than 1,000 3-D-ready digital screens in the domestic market, and that number is expected to grow.