Ridley Scott Talks 3-D Concerns

May 17, 2010  |  3:30pm

Ridley Scott didn’t want Robin Hood to be in 3-D.

The director, who is planning to do his hotly-anticipated Alien prequel in 3-D, doesn’t think the technology was necessary for his new blockbuster. “I could have got it in as a 3-D version of Robin Hood,” the 73-year-old Scott said. “But it’s not a big deal. It’s all in how you’re going to fill the frame.”

Although Ridley couldn’t resist doing the Alien prequel in 3-D, he admits it will be difficult. “You are going to grit your teeth and light it not the way you like, and then later you are going to have to repaint it.” He told the Daily Record newspaper:, “Avatar, when you think about it, is almost completely an animated movie.”

Even though the Alien 3-D prequel will be one of the most eagerly anticipated films of recent years when it is unleashed to cinemas, Ridley is in no rush to re-do any of his other classic movies with the technology, such as Thelma and Louise, Gladiator or Blade Runner. “I’ve been contracted but don’t want to,” Scott said. “I’d rather use the energy for something else.”

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