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.