Hornet, “Airbender” Go 3D, Delays Ensue

Pushed back from the Summer to December, Sony Pictures comedy “The Green Hornet” has been delayed again from a Christmas to a January 14th 2011 release reports Heat Vision.

The reason though is to allow ‘Hornet’ to undergo a 3D conversion. The extra time will apparently allow the production to “produce all of its visual effects shots in original 3D” and also five the studio a weekend frame with sufficient screens to release the film wide in 3D.

The move from the more profitable but competitive Christmas weekend to the quieter Martin Luther King weekend however has been seen as a curious one at best. A rumor at Hollywood Elsewhere adds that the studio is apparently “rewriting and reshooting sizable chunks of the movie” to fix up some issues with the action scenes.

Also announced today via the trades is that M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender” will be converted into 3D via the company Stereo D who did some work on “Avatar”. Unlike “Clash of the Titans” though, there will be no delay with the release date of July 2nd 2010 being maintained.