While we await Twentieth Century Fox’s official Blu-ray announcement for Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel, we were teased with this massive list of extra features that were approved for the UK release.
Many of the deleted scenes had teased what had already been suspected, there’s a rash of information forthcoming that will add some much-needed depth to the vague sci-fi horror. Much to the delight of “Cinefex” readers, the magazine was provided with some deleted plate effects work for Fifield’s undead character. The images are owned by Fox, not Cinefex (just to be clear).
“To mutate Fifield beyond what was possible using practical makeup effects, Weta Digital generated a digital character with elongated limbs and an engorged, transluscent head, incorporating a semblance of Harris’ face,” writes the magazine. “Scott filmed the sequence both with the actor in makeup and without, providing clean plates that would allow for the insertion of the digital character. The final cut featured mostly makeup effects, which Weta enhanced with digital wire removal, bullet hits, and one shot of the digital creature’s body blended to the actor.”
Fox will release the Alien spinoff, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Patrick Wilson and Ian Whyte, October 11.