Ridley Scott Rejects The 'Fuss' Over 3D Films

6 June 2012 | 2:10 pm | Scott Fitzsimons

"I don’t know what all the fuss is about," says the Prometheus director.

Sir Ridley Scott - director of this year's highly anticipated sci-fi epic Prometheus - has downplayed the influence of 3D on the film, stating that he doesn't know why other directors find 3D challenging.

Speaking to theMusic.com.au's Liz Galinovic in London, Scott - who was also behind pioneering sci-fi films Alien and Blade Runner as well as other blockbusters like GladiatorBlack Hawk Down and American Gangster - said filming in 3D "was easy".

"It just wasn't a problem," he stated. "I don't know what all the fuss is about. They say it's really difficult but it's not difficult at all.”

He added that the introduction of CGI into the film industry didn't change his attitude or approach.

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“I honestly didn't notice a difference; at the time when I had no technology I didn't miss it because I didn't have any. To me [back then] it was actually rubber bands and these things in the jaw of the alien. [Stretches his mouth to replicate that famous mouth within a mouth.] “This skin, were contraceptives…they were contraceptives with KY Jelly.”

Elsewhere in the interview Scott says that you shouldn't treat the film - in cinemas Thursday 7 June - as a prequel to Alien. Because, there may be three or four other films before you get to join up with number one.”