The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Man of Steel, Bond 23, World War Z, Django Unchained. These are just a few of the films that I’m looking forward to in 2012, what appears to be an uprecedented year for my bank account in terms of movie ticket purchases. However, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is, without a doubt, my most anticipated film of 2012.
Yesterday, Comic-Con got its first look clips from Prometheus, and while I’m still waiting for those clips to hit the internet, we did get a little bit of information about the film. Scott told Comic-Con attendees (in a video conference) that Prometheus was shot entirely in 3D, and that he liked it so much he’ll never shoot another scene again in 2D. I am no defender of 3D but in Scott I trust, so I’m expecting Prometheus to look incredible. One concern I do have is the use of light, or lack there of, to create tone. Evident by the recent rants about the projector lenses, 3D works best with high contrast and bright lighting; not something we should be expecting from a Ridley Scott sci-fi picture. But if Ridley Scott can get so excited about the 3D of Prometheus to proclaim he’ll never work without it again, I can’t help but get excited.