PROMETHEUS doesn’t just mark Ridley Scott‘s return to sci-fi, it also marks the first film he ever shot in 3D.
This is probably one of the few films that looks like it has made full use of the technology. I can’t wait, all the footage and trailers released online have looked amazing.
TotalFilm chatted with Scott who explained dealing with 3D..
“I’m kind of naturally visual anyway, that’s where I come from. And you’re working off superb 3D screens, which are on the floor, and are really big. It was just wonderful.
“I was shooting on 3D, then seeing it on the floor. It was easy, I must say.
You only want to push it so far, before it becomes arrows popping out of the screen and stabbing you in the eye. You use it for visual effect.
“I’m actually decided right now how deep to make it on certain sequences.
“So you can literally, as it were, twiddle a knob, and the depth will increase. It’s kind of bizarre, but there it is. Technologically it’s absolutely staggering.
“I was working with MPC in London, looking after almost 1,300 big FX shots, and every night they would pipe through shots to a big screen in my office in Lexington Street; I would sit there watching a sequence that had just been graded or refined in perfect 3D. Really amazing.”
Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
PROMETHEUS opens June 8th, 2012