HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 8/15/2010 -- "Adam Shankman told us it would be one big boot camp and that's exactly what it was," says Step Up 3D star Sharni Vinson who hadn't danced in five years. "That went on for weeks before shooting so by the time we got to that first day of filming, we were ready."
"Casting for this franchise is always complicated," says Step Up 3D producer Adam Shankman. "We needed people who can act and dance alongside the best b-boys and b-girls. It's wonderful to showcase the kinds of dancers that you don't get to see as often. These kids are incredible athletes."
"To be able to deliver these dancers and New York into an audience's lap in 3D so they can feel the rush and get sucked into this world was an opportunity we couldn't miss," says Step Up 3D director John Chu. "Dance really lends itself to 3D technology," says Shankman. "It's very exciting to marry the two and be the first to use this kind of technology to highlight this art form."