Les Miserables - Les Miserables To Be 2-D06 December 2011
Director Tom Hooper has decided not to shoot Les Miserables' in 3-D because he wants the movie to ''connect with everyone''.
Les Miserables To Be 2-D
'Les Miserables' will be shot in 2-D so viewers don't "physically struggle".
Director Tom Hooper - who won an Oscar for his work on 'The King's Speech' - was "tempted" to use 3-D technology in the forthcoming blockbuster but decided against it because he wanted to make a film that would "connect with everyone".
He told the BBC: "I can definitely announce it's good old-fashioned 2-D.
"I did test 3-D and I was very tempted - I think it is a very interesting new form.
"One of the things I'm most proud of with 'The King's Speech' is how it managed to connect with everyone, whether you're eight or 80 years old.
"So I slightly worry with 3-D that some people will physically struggle with it. If you have a certain type of eyesight it can be more demanding than watching a normal movie.
"With a two-and-a-half hour film, I didn't want to make something that anyone might think 'That's not for me, because I don't like the medium'."
He added: "I wanted to make a film that would touch everyone. I believe the story is so strong, 3-D is not essential."
The filmmaker is thrilled that such huge actors are desperate to land a role in the movie.
He said: "I've never done a film where Big Star actors are as obsessed with being in it as this."