'Social Network' Convinced Ridley Scott to Shoot 'Prometheus' on RED

September 28, 2012
Source: The Playlist


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.

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It looked fabulous. Still waiting for some updates on the [possible] sequel...

Isildur_of_Numenor on Sep 28, 2012


Hollywood Reporter confirmed it on August 1st with a 'planned' release of 2014...but this depends on if Lindelof is returning to script or not.....

Jericho on Sep 28, 2012


Dear God no Lindelof please for heaven's sake.

x on Sep 29, 2012


i think he did a good job where it was due the rest he just seemed too excited for us to keep up with what he intended.....

Jericho on Sep 29, 2012


I kind of get what he intended judging from his interviews but intentions and the final product are two different things.He failed and the movie suffers for it. To be honest it was a let down they went with the whole "aliens made humans" shtick.I was hoping for something original trully alien and really disturbing regarding the space jockeys and their relationship with xenomorphs and not some Stargate/Sitchin/Däniken rehash.It would have been scarier if they made humans irrelevant ants who stumbled upon something way over their heads and just being roadkill in the whole xenomorph space jockey thing as opposed to making us the centre of the alien mithology.IMHO.

x on Sep 30, 2012


"Fincher shoots in a very similar way to how I do... except I don't do 96 takes. Hee hee." Nice little jab there haha.

Zach on Sep 28, 2012


Thats cool, too bad the movie was ridiculous....biggest letdown of the year...I got Lindeloffed.

Cody W on Sep 28, 2012


Pity it didn't convince him to hire a decent screenwriter.

guest on Sep 28, 2012


Was going to post the same thing. Those guys should spend more time on their scripts than fawning over all the new camera tech.

rennmaxbeta on Sep 28, 2012


I would go for a sequel that's enough said!

Avi Smulders on Sep 29, 2012


They can still save it

Richie G on Sep 29, 2012


lindelof script = deus ex machina and lol @ scott. "we gotta do better stories, that's absolute..." next time ridley, please read the screenplay carefully and see if it makes any sense. that way, you'll know beforehand whether or not you hired a complete hack of a writer like lindelof and not waste 2 hours of my life on trash like prometheus.

xtheory on Sep 29, 2012


You think he wouldve noticed by the time he was directing a chick having her stomach sliced open only to be running from aliens a few minutes later...o thats right she had those "futuristic drugs"...lol

Cody W on Sep 29, 2012


Prometheus was a mediocre film, who cares about the "pretty" cinematography?

mcj5644 on Sep 29, 2012

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