Baz Luhrmann will shoot The Great Gatsby in 3D

Baz Luhrmann will shoot The Great Gatsby in 3D, in his hometown Sydney, Australia.

After extensively workshopping the movie a few months back, it was looking like Luhrmann might walk away from the adaptation but it has now been confirmed that the movie will start pre-production next month.

Rather than shooting on location in New York, Luhrmann will film at Sydney's Fox Studios, where he shot Australia and Moulin Rouge .

The Matrix , Superman Returns and two of the Star Wars prequels have previously been shot at the down-under studio.

The decision to shoot in 3D is an interesting one. As it often seems to be the reserve of action/adventure movies, it'll be interesting to see what the medium will add here.

As James Cameron took audiences to Pandora with Avatar , will Luhrmann similarly immerse audiences in 1920s New York?

Luhrmann's visual flair and eye for choreography are extraordinary, and this should at least offer the opportunity for him to take those skills to new levels

Leonardo DiCaprio will star as the enigmatic Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire will play Nick Carraway, and Carey Mulligan has been cast as Daisy Buchanan.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel has been filmed several times before, most notably in the Robert Redford-starring version of 1974.

Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.