Earlier today during the 20th Century Fox panel, Comic-Con attendees got a first look at footage from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. The director chimed in over video chat from Iceland, where he’s currently shooting the film. Apparently the 3D format that Ridley has been utilizing latched onto his face and got into his brain because he made a shocking statement:
I will never work without 3D again, even for small dialogue scenes.
Say whaaaaaaaat, Ridley? Can it be? Is an auteur such as him falling head over heels in love with 3D now? The director elaborated:
3D has been a wonderful exercise but I was brought up as a camera operator so its really about lensing and all that kind of stuff. So with the help I’ve had from a wonderful cameraman and his technical team its been, for me, a pretty straight forward ride. That said I’ll never work without 3D again, even for small dialogue scenes. I love the whole process. 3D opens up the universe of even a small dialogue scene so I’ve been very impressed with that.
I get a former camera operator such as himself falling in love with the whole depth thing, but c’mon, aren’t we all getting tired of wearing those clunky glasses for two straight hours? What do you guys think? Maybe it’s time we accept that 3D is here to stay.