Ridley Scott’s Alien Prequel Will Be 3D


With all of the announcements of upcoming movies being planned for 3D over the next few years, one would expect that whether or not an upcoming tentpole movie will be in 3D is going to replace the “PG-13 vs. R” question that most filmmakers tend to get. The latest movie that seems to be going that route is Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox’s planned Alien Prequel.

UK sci-fi site Shadow Locked had a chance to talk with art director Roger Christian who worked on Star Wars and Alien, and they asked him about the direction Scott might take with a prequel, the two of them having worked together on the original movie. Besides dropping the fact that it will be shot in 3D, he hinted at a possible trilogy in the franchise’s future.

He told them: “Ridley’s doing the next Alien in 3D. Ridley told me some of his ideas when we were here in Toronto. 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, and the fans want it – everybody.”

Christian met with Scott, but hasn’t confirmed that he might be involved with the new prequel, reuniting the duo for the first time in over 30 years.