While doing press for his upcoming Robin Hood feature, it was only a matter of time before the journos in attendance turned the conversation toward the four-hundred-pound Xenomorph in the room — the Alien prequel.
According to one of many sites on the scene, HitFix, Scott confirmed a couple of things, mainly that it will definitely be in 3D. “Of course it will be in 3D,” said Scott. That’s a pretty rock solid confirmation if we ever heard one.
Given how amazingly visual a director Ridley is and the fact that he made Alien with little tech at his disposal, it’s going to be great seeing what he can cook up with all of today’s advancements.
“I had no digital technology at all,” Scott said at the junket. “The movies that followed us in the series, they all had tech. But I had no computers at all. ‘Alien’ was all physical. Even the spaceship, which was about the size of this table. You’d just hang it from a wire and the camera would push in underneath… I was the operator on it myself. You’d try to keep it steady with this fan and all this dry ice blowing to give some sense of movement. That was it. And it worked pretty good, actually.”
Even more interesting … as the junket was coming to a close, Devin Feraci of CHUD.com and the others mentioned to Scott that they’re all really curious as to what kind of a prequel he has on tap for everyone, to which Scott replied, “Prequels. Two films,” leading up to the events in the original Alien.
Oh, happy day. Ridley doing one more entry in the Alien franchise was great news, but now two? Hell yeah!
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