Rejected Prometheus concept art shows the melted character faces that could have been

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Looks like Ridley Scott tried to keep all his FX bases covered when shooting Prometheus. A new batch of never-used effect shots shows off a new look for one of the Prometheus monsters. Spoilers ahead.

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Sean Harris, who played the angry geologist with no interest in pursuing science, is eventually sprayed with alien goo that turns him into a super-strong monster who just wants to kill stuff and fold his body up into a crab (for reasons we still really haven't figured out).

Illustration for article titled Rejected emPrometheus/em concept art shows the melted character faces that could have been
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But this new crop of CG effects shots over at Cineflex show a whole new look for Harris' character Fifield. This reminds us a little of Senator Robert Kelly's bloated jellyfish look from X-Men .

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Cineflex elaborates on how these images came to be:

"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. 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."

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Illustration for article titled Rejected emPrometheus/em concept art shows the melted character faces that could have been

And of course, here is the actual make-up they used. Yikes.

This is the first time we can honestly say, we're happy with this decision made in Prometheus. The goo monster wouldn't have fit in the very visceral and dirty world Scott created. The images were apparently discovered amongst the caverns of bonus footage on the new Prometheus DVD.

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ManchuCandidate
ManchuCandidate

So... all the grief the crew of the Prometheus suffered would have ended quickly if they played Slim Whitman's "Indian Love Call."