Prometheus: Ridley Scott returns to Sci-Fi

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  1. Mr. Adventure

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    ^^ Plus Harry Potter
     
  2. jefferiestubes8

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    Re: 3D

    Yes it was a slow start but even now in Europe deals are being made this week to get cinemas converted to digital 3D projection.

    I suggested last month to possibly shoot the pilot for the next Star Trek TV series in 3D high definition and screen it at the cinema in 3D say a month before the series premieres as a promotional campaign. The rest of the series would be in shot 2D but it's an idea of how pilots can be made into limited screening events as any 3D digital cinema can play it and charge admission.

    Sure the next Alien film should be shot in 3D it only adds to the illusion of science fiction set on a spaceship in outer space.
     
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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    I don't understand the complaining about 3D. Its going to be a long, long time before every screening in every theater is 3D. I doubt that will ever completely happen. Right now my theater has Alice in 2D and 3D. If you don't like 3D don't watch the movies that way. Its simple!
     
  4. Harvey

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    For now it's simple. You can bet that for the big tentpole features, more and more screenings will be in 3-D. The money is just too good to pass up. But it will be a long time, if ever, before independent cinema starts using 3-D, or even smaller studio pictures.

    We'll see how things stand in five or ten years, though...
     
  5. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    It may be a long while before independents and low-budget movies are recorded in or converted to 3D, but for both simplicity and economy's sake they will be distributed digitally rather than on film within a few years. Traditional film projection equipment will remain in one or two auditoriums of a few large multiplexes, in second-run and "art houses."
     
  6. Harvey

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    Absolutely. Many independent films are shooting on digital already, so exhibiting in the format just makes it easier. Of course, I prefer celluloid, but what can you do?
     
  7. bigdaddy

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    I prefer good movies and don't care what they are filmed on. :lol:
     
  8. The Borgified Corpse

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    Sometimes I like 3-D but sometimes I don't. Avatar was awesome in 3-D and I can't imagine watching it in any other format. Meet the Robinsons & Toy Story were wastes of time in 3-D. I'm going to steer away from Alice in Wonderland in 3-D for a couple reasons. First, I'm not comfortable letting Tim Burton's imagination get that close to me. He's a genius but I don't think his brain is very sanitary. Second, I've been told that Alice herself was never shot in 3-D, simply upscaled into 3-D.

    I have no problem with movies that are shot in 3-D but movies that were shot in 2-D and then converted into 3-D feel like a cheap gimmick.
     
  9. Teelie

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    Not that it will ever matter (for the movies' continuity) but the latest AVP game has an ending that reveals the Weyland-Yutani Corporation discovers what is presumably the Alien homeworld. It's set in the future after Alien 3, and not disturb continuity for Resurrection if you wanted to preserve that.

    There was also a few books that the homeworld was thought discovered but either turned out to be a massive infestation or something else. Fox wanted to keep the "mystique" of their origins a secret so the true answer was never known.

    I wouldn't mind seeing something that takes place in the future as opposed to another prequel but in this case we've got Ridley Scott on board so at least there's that much.
     
  10. jefferiestubes8

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    "Alien" prequel rumours

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  11. Asbo Zaprudder

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    Re: "Alien" prequel rumours

    Not something that I ever thought needed explaining.
     
  12. kathrynJaneway2

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    i think it would be interesting to see an alien movie in 3D as i bet it will be scary. but at the same point i dont believe that any more alien movies should be made, as i believe it wont be as good as the others. the last i heard sigourney weaver had actually refused to do another alien movie. as she beleived the 4 was enough. but this was a while ago and i know people change there minds. if there is money to be made from a 3D version of alien then they will probably do it.
     
  13. jefferiestubes8

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    You have got to admit this is a little like George Lucas starting up the prequel in 1998 for Star Wars after not having done one for 15 years. Although there have been other Alien films Ridley Scott has not been involved in them and it will be 32 years since he's done the first one.

    I wonder what kind of atmosphere Ridley Scott would have in this prequel film?
    horror & heavy tension like Alien (1979) or or more of a horror scifi film like Event Horizon (1997) or a glossier scifi film with some horror elements?
     
  14. Starbreaker

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    Link

    TWO prequels??
     
  15. Gil T.Azell

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    Were the FX that bad in that movie?
    (BFE)

    I never watched it after seeing paned worse than a Simon Cowel verbal bashing.
     
  16. crouteru

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    Re: "Alien" prequel rumours

    I agree -- I think it's best left as a mystery. Trying to explain something like that will no doubt ruin some fans' expectations.
     
  17. Reverend

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    Re: The latest "Alien" prequel rumours - Scott directing, in 3-D?

    I think given that this is Ridley Scott we're talking about, he deserves the benefit of the doubt. I mean just look at the man's filmography for goodness sake and it's not like he's made a habit of churning out sequals or spinoffs (crappy or otherwise) from any of his other films.

    Hell if Ridley Scott made a prequel to 'Wizard of Oz' which explains how Dorothy ended up orphaned and colour blind, or a sequel to 'Seven Samurai' where the dead ones come back as zombies and start up barbershop quartet on a Mississippi steamboat, I'd go see them! ;)
     
  18. Deckerd

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    Scott talks about Alien prequel

    Apologies if this is already posted

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  19. Starkers

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    Re: Scott talks about Alien prequel

    Well I'm gladd Scott is involved, but the prequel idea makes me nervous, and God does everything have to be in 3D now?
     
  20. Deckerd

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    Re: Scott talks about Alien prequel

    I wonder if Russell Crowe will be in it? ;)