Like Werner Herzog before him, Wim Wenders is proving there legitimately is some artistic value in 3D films, with the release of his latest, the dance documentary, Pina. In it, he chronicles the life and work of dancer Pina Bausch, who passed away two years ago, just before production began. In a recent interview with the Documentary Channel‘s DocBlog, Wenders extolls the virtues of shooting nonfiction in 3D, and near the end, spills the beans on his next project: a 3D documentary about architecture. Here’s a bit:
I have actually already started a long-term project, another documentary in 3D. It will take several years, but it’s going to be about architecture. I have always wanted to do a film about architecture, and I have a lot of architect friends. But that is another subject I never really knew how to approach with film. I realized through PINA that architecture is something that could have a real affinity to this medium. We started shooting already, but it’s at the very, very beginning. That’s going to be my next documentary project in 3D, but I would definitely also do a narrative film in the future in 3D as well.