With a lot of money gone and the other purse-strings tighter than your teenager’s year-old shoes, those left standing from the carnage will immediately put the brakes on new 3-D production so hard that you’ll be able to tell who was working on those projects by their whiplash collars. 3-D films currently in the pipe will still be released and, if the industry is lucky, one of them will be enough of a hit to ease a little of a pain for that year, which for the next few decades, will be spoken of within the film business in tones usually reserved for serial killers. Even a blockbuster at this point, however, will probably not be enough to keep people in the industry from getting fired for using the term “3-D” within earshot of their employer.
Of course, this is all just speculation, but it’s speculation that did not require a lot of imagination on my part. Most of it was just a product of extrapolating current trends with some well-established history thrown into the mix. It may not happen, but the sequence of events that I laid out is neither impossible, unimaginable or even implausible.