'Social Network' Convinced Ridley Scott to Shoot 'Prometheus' on RED
Despite the debates between audiences who took the time to see Prometheus this summer, one thing everyone can agree on is that the film looked absolutely gorgeous and Ridley Scott still knows how to shoot a pretty film, even if the script isn't all that great. Part of that credit goes to director David Fincher and his film The Social Network. Why? Well, Scott recently revealed that while watching a nighttime sequence that moves from outside on the Harvard campus into a party, he was amazed at how great the film looked with only natural light sources, and that's when he decided he wanted to shoot on the amazing RED camera. He explains his decision to use the cameras and talks about how it helped him technically. Watch!
Here's the interview RED conducted with Ridley Scott for Prometheus (via The Playlist):
A team of explorers find a clue to the origins of man on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe… There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Prometheus is directed by legendary Oscar nominated filmmaker Ridley Scott, who started it all with Alien and Blade Runner, also directing Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Body of Lies and Robin Hood most recently. The screenplay was originally written by Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour), then updated by Damon Lindelof of "Lost" and Cowboys & Aliens, Star Trek 2. Fox sends Prometheus to Blu-Ray and DVD on October 9th this fall. Also visit Weyland Corp.