There was a lot of talk about 3D...
“Jim’s raised the bar and I’ve got to jump it,” said Scott last year. “He’s not going to get away with it.” The Jim in question is of course James Cameron, whose
exploits have drastically altered the sci-fi playing field since Scott was last involved. And indeed, with crushing inevitability, it was soon revealed that the new
project was also set to be presented in 3D.
This bombshell slipped out as a result of an interview conducted by ShadowLocked with
art director Roger Christian, who revealed that, “Ridley’s doing the next
n 3D.” As revelations go, this one had the air of playground gossip about it, but Scott himself would go on to confirm the statement as correct, and revealed he had spoken at length with Cameron over the various possibilities available with 3D technology.
Christian meanwhile had plenty more to say about the upcoming prequel, hinting that it might be one of a series of new Alien films.
“Ridley has a very clear understanding of where this should go,” he gushed. “They kind of stopped dead one of the greatest horror franchises there's ever been, and it had legs to go on. So I'm hoping he'll revive another three. The world certainly wants it, and the fans want it…everybody.”
Again, Christian proved to be bang on the money, as Scott revealed that the first prequel would in fact be one of a pair, with the tentative title “Paradise” thrown into the mixer. Note however, that that title reads “Paradise” and not “Alien: Paradise”…