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Alien prequel will be in 3D

The three-dimensional revolution rolls unstoppably forward, with news emerging that Ridley Scott’s Alien reboot will be filmed in 3D.

Roger Christian, art-director on the original Alien , told Shadowlocked that Scott has confirmed the new prequel will be shot a la Avatar , and even hinted at the potential for a new trilogy.

"Ridley told me some of his ideas when we were here in Toronto," said Christian. "He has a very clear understanding of where this should go. 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."

Meanwhile, Warner Brothers have decided to jump on the bandwagon by announcing that both Green Lantern and Sucker Punch will also be shown in 3-D.

The crucial difference here though is that the 3D will be added in post-production, as was the case with Clash Of The Titans .

All of which kind of smacks of an afterthought designed to rake in a few more box-office bucks…don’t be surprised if release dates for both become mysteriously cloudy over the coming months.

Genius or gimmick? Where do you stand on the 3D revolution?

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.