Mexico cinema makes move to 3D with new version of horror classic

Mexican cinema will make its first foray into 3D with a new version of late Mexican director Carlos Enrique Taboada’s horror classic “Mas negro que la noche” (Blacker Than the Night), which is scheduled to hit theaters in September.

Cutting-edge 3D technology has been employed in this Spanish-Mexican production that “has never been used” elsewhere, the director of the remake, Henry Bedwell, said.

“This project has been well thought-out. It’s a tribute to Taboada (1929-1997) and classic Mexican horror cinema,” Bedwell added, acknowledging that the film was a “challenge” not only in terms of sound, editing and production but also because of the use of the new technology.

One of the film’s producers, Marcel Ferrer, said a “dream team” had been assembled for the project.

“Mas negro que la noche” tells the story of a young woman who inherits a mansion from her aunt with the lone condition of caring for her beloved cat, which dies under mysterious circumstances.

Josemaria Torre Hutt, who is a producer and also an actor in the film, said the new technology will enable spectators to view the movie without experiencing any visual discomfort.

Film-goers will be able to appreciate the “humidity, the flowers, the texture of the clothing and the characters’ hair” in 3D detail, he said.

The film is tentatively scheduled to premiere on Sept. 5 in Mexico and will later be screened at theaters in Spain and the United States and possibly other markets.

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