3D is all the rage these days, and now that Avatar has made like eleventy bajillion dollars (which is totally a real number), it seems as though it's probably here to stay. This means we can expect all kinds of cool movies to make the jump from boring old 2D over to much more gimmicky 3D.

One such title that appears to be making the move to the third dimension is Ridley Scott's highly anticipated prequel to Alien. Website Shadowlocked.com recently sat down with Roger Christian (art director on Scott's original film), who spilled the beans on plans for the new title.

"Ridley's doing the next Alienin 3D," Christian told the site. "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. "

Now, keep in mind that this is still basically a rumor--the studio hasn't confirmed any of this, and Christian isn't officially involved with the Alien prequel at this point. However, if there's a franchise that could really benefit from using 3D technology, Alien is definitely on the short list. The thought of Xenomorphs popping out of the screen and facehuggers flying directly at me is cool beyond words.

What do you think? Does the idea of a new Alien film being in 3D fill you with excitement over the possibilities or does it make you worry that the gimmick will overshadow what's truly important--seeing nasty monsters eat people's faces? Let us know in the comment section below.
categories Movies, Horror