Sure you’ve seen a staph infection, but have you seen it…in 3D? Nothing says ‘optimal use of revolutionary cinema technology’ like Drew McFedries’ pizza-like and fully exposed thigh in hi-definition 3D. It will happen and once the Zimbalist brothers finish MMA’s first 3D MMA documentary, you will be screaming to get out of whatever Brazilian favelas you will be transported to in the film.
Screendaily broke the news that Jeff and Michael Zimbalist will dive into the world of Brazilian MMA and will hopefully create a masterpiece that you will be showing to your grandkids years from now.
Two Escobars directors (and brothers) Jeff and Michael Zimbalist are about to start shooting their latest feature documentary set in the world of Mixed Martial Arts and the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Shooting in digital 3D, the film follows a young MMA fighter from the Santo Amaro favela in Rio as he faces the biggest professional challenge of his career by fighting his way out of poverty and onto the international stage of the world’s fastest growing and most violent combat sport.
A host of Brazilian MMA fighters will feature in the film, along with Rio’s elite armed police division BOPE as they carry out raids to pacify the favelas in the run up to the forthcoming 2012 World Cup.
“Both the sport of MMA and the favelas translate exceptionally well into 3D. It’s going to be an incredible experience and the 3D will bring home the physical reality of that world,” said Bush, whose background is in 3D mastering for films.
As long as we get to see Paulo Filho’s infamous cut-off flannel in 3D, all is well in the universe. For those that are unaware, Paulo Filho’s cut-off flannel is the only competition Green Lantern’s power ring has. [Source]