Soderbergh seeing Red for 4K shoots


Director Steven Soderbergh is planning to shoot "The Argentine" and "Guerrilla" using prototype Red One 4K digital-cinematography cameras.

The films, starring Benicio Del Toro, are a two-part biopic on revolutionary Che Guevara. Laura Bickford and Laura Bickford Prods., Telecinco and Wild Bunch produce.

About 15 months ago, Red said that it was developing the Red One camera with 4K capabilities at a price of $17,500 for the basic camera. That combination generated a lot of attention in the production community.

According to Red, Soderbergh has been testing the cameras in the Los Angeles area, and plans call for the features to be shot in 4K using the Redcode Raw system. The company also said that the prototypes are two generations newer than the ones used by director Peter Jackson to create "Crossing the Line," a short that was screened in the spring at the Red booth during the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.

Production is slated to begin this month on location in Spain and Puerto Rico.