Peter Gabriel’s 'New Blood' Concert to Get 3D Movie Release
Eagle Rock will distribute it later this year the year across 3DTV, theatrical, digital, DVD and Blu-ray platforms in all territories.
CANNES -- Coming to a cinema near you: Peter Gabriel in 3D. Eagle Rock Entertainment and Peter Gabriel said Monday they are working on a 3D theatrical movie release for the artist’s first ever 3D project, Peter Gabriel’s New Blood 3D. The film features a live concert performance filmed on March 23, which features the artist and musician accompanied by a full orchestra at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.
“I have long been fascinated by the potential of 3D to go beyond the gimmicks and immerse people in an experience,” said Gabriel.
“We had our first 3D filming experiments in the '80s, but at that time there was no audience or place to show them.”
Eagle Rock COO Geoff Kempin said he believed 3D could fundamentally change music performances.
“3D has the ability to truly transform consumer experience of recorded live music performance outside the concert venue. [Eagle chairman and CEO] Terry Shand and I have always been at the forefront of new technology with music video programming,” he said.
“Peter Gabriel is not only a fantastic musician and writer, he also has a strong sense of how the visual art can enhance the music experience.”
The Eagle Media production was directed by Blue Leach -- whose credits include tours for Snow Patrol, R.E.M. and Toto -- and will be co-produced by Peter Gabriel’s company Real World. Eagle Rock will distribute it later this year the year across 3DTV, theatrical, digital, DVD and Blu-ray platforms in all territories.