Ridley Scott Confirms: Both Alien Prequels Will Be Shot in 3D
Just yesterday, we reported a big story where Ridley Scott finally explained what the concept and story of the Alien prequel that he's currently developing would be. Yesterday was also the same day when endless amounts of 3D news hit (and it looks like Sherlock Holmes 2 is joining in on the 3D fun, too) and although we already knew that the prequel would be in 3D, Scott confirms that they're actually going to shoot it from the start in 3D. "Absolutely" was the answer he gave when asked if that's what they would be doing. In fact, they're going to be using more advanced cameras then the ones James Cameron used on Avatar. Read on!
You may have also noticed that in the headline that we said "both Alien prequels." Well, Collider was one of a few sites at a roundtable interview with Scott, who confirmed that there are indeed two prequels they're developing. Why only two and not a trilogy (as rumored)? Well, it seems like that's the story arc they came up with. "It'll be two. It'll be prequel one and two. Then Alien 1." So believe it or not (I am so excited to hear this), Scott's very next project will indeed be the Alien prequel. When asked if he'll shoot them back-to-back, he said that "at the moment, I'm just trying to get the first one out." That screenplay is on its fourth draft.
The anti-convert-to-3D backlash has been getting stronger, so it's great to hear that Ridley will be shooting this highly anticipated prequel in 3D from the start. If only more filmmakers would push for these kinds of choices, instead of letting the studio claim some post-production BS like "3D enhancements." Head over to our article from yesterday to read up on other details about the prequel. And stay tuned for more updates!