'Moulin Rouge!' in 3-D? Baz Luhrmann says he wants to convert his hit musical

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The opulent, candy-colored dance numbers in 2001’s Moulin Rouge! were some of the most eye-popping moments in the history of movie musicals.  But what if they had an extra dimension?

In an interview today on Entertainment Weekly Radio, director Baz Luhrmann says that Moulin Rouge! 3D might be in the works soon, joining the conversion craze that has produced hit rereleases like Titanic and The Lion King. “Because conversion is getting better and better, I’m going to ask the guys at Fox… maybe can we convert Moulin Rouge! to 3-D,” says Luhrmann, who shot The Great Gatsby (out on Blu-Ray Aug. 27) in 3-D. “Because I think in a strange way I was trying to make a 3-D movie.”

But Luhrmann isn’t looking to convert all his old titles. “I think Moulin Rouge! would suit it. Romeo + Juliet I’m not sure about,” he says.

Tune in to the Movie Editor’s Hour on Entertainment Weekly Radio, SIRIUS XM 105, today at 2 p.m. EST to hear the rest of our interview with Luhrmann. And let us know in the comments below: Would you see Moulin Rouge! again in 3-D?

Update: Luhrmann also shared his opinion on the news that Ben Affleck, who almost played Tom Buchanan in his adaptation of The Great Gatsby, has been cast as the new Batman.

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