Ridley Scott Confirms TWO Alien Prequels Will be 3D

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So there’s two things you should be able to get from that title: Ridley Scott’s “Alien” prequel will be shot in 3D (oh wow! What a huge surprise!) and there’ll be two of them. The guys over at Collider managed to catch up with Ridley at a Robin Hood Junket, and there’s some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the prequel, like Avatar, will be shot in 3D, so there’ll be none of that horrible post-production 3D-ifying stuff for Ridley, and the bad news is that it’ll be shot in 3D…Because I don’t like 3D, but I suppose I just need to get with the times.

Unfortunately for Ridley, shooting in 3D means he can’t film in low-lighting. Now this is a huge problem since low-lighting is exactly how the entire Alien franchise has been shot. But chances are, we’re not going to notice the difference, the aliens will still lunge out at you from the darkness, but for Ridley it means he’s going to have to spend a lot of time in post-production regrading and repainting the entire thing.

Also mentioned during the interview was the fact that it’ll be two prequels. That’s two movies to show who the “space jockey” from the original movie was and how the company Weyland-Yutani, or just Weyland, came to discover the aliens. Judging from his MTV interview, Ridley is hoping to create something “fresh” in a franchise which, he feels, has been squeezed dry by its sequels. Hopefully these two prequels don’t squeeze it even further.

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    One of the only good things to come out of the first AVP film was Lance Henrikson playing Charles Bishop Weyland. That was freaking briliant. The time in between that and the first ALien hasn't even really been explored to much in the comics. I'd love to find out about the first time The Company found out about the xenomorphs and how they've been obsessed with capturing one and creating a weapon out of it. I'd also like to know about the “Space Jockey” and how he's attatched to that thing he's sitting in. Maybe they're like a techno organic race or something.

    • Monol22

      The company found out about the xenomorphs in AVP, you already answered your own question. The next step is to go into space “looking for more of them”

      Yutani has the Predator technology in it’s possession now, together with Weyland robotics they start space terraform projects. DONE. Bring back Lance Henrickson for the prequels.

  • Roger Clemmens

    It's about time. Now, the only thing that could screw this up is if Ben Affleck is casted as any of the characters, even in an alien suit. Why is Ben Affleck still working, by the way? He's soooooo borrrring.

  • Roger Clemmens

    It's about time. Now, the only thing that could screw this up is if Ben Affleck is casted as any of the characters, even in an alien suit. Why is Ben Affleck still working, by the way? He's soooooo borrrring.

  • http://beyondhollywood.com bob smith

    can’t wait till they make these films. i am a fan of all the aliens films even the one where ripley is half alien and it had that dumb-ass looking monster with no nose at the end . thankful i was that it got sucked out a pin head sized hole because that was the stupidest creature i ever seen and was very disappointed for it to have been in the movie. i hope they just stick with what made the first two films great and don’t stray from that too much. not sure how it will do without ripley though, she was the keystone that held the wall together. and i agree that as long as ben affleck stays out of the movie it will be a victory for these films. i think christan bail a.k.a. batman or the guy that played with him in terminator salvation, the one that thought he was human, but turned out he was machine oh what’s his name. anyways get a good cast and it’s on