The entire film was shot using 3D cameras and had a budget of $120–130 million USD. And the costumes? Ridley was inspired by a section in Steve Jobs' biography where he mentioned building an office out of Gorilla Glass. Ridley said of the helmets: "If I’m in 2083 and I’m going into space, why would I design a helmet that has blind spots? What I want is something where I have 360 [vision]. Glass, by then, will be light and you won’t be able to break it with a bullet."
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