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New Prometheus Image of Weta’s Fifield

Cinefex magazine is featuring a new image of the unused Fifield creature design seen in concept art pieces and trailers. According to the article:

“To mutate Fifield beyond what was possible using practical makeup effects, Weta Digital generated a digital character with elongated limbs and an engorged, translucent 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.”

 New Prometheus Image of Weta's Fifield

Thanks to MrSpaceJockey for the news.



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  1. SpeedyMaxx
    I think the Nemesis/Resident Evil comparison is exactly why it'd be silly.  Every time the plot takes a turn, Fifield shows up to smack it back down?  People would be rolling in the aisles and the nerdrage we see in pockets would be even more intense.  It turns into video game logic, which is what Nemesis operated on.

    I would've liked more of the Fifield mutant, but him dropping in and out like the ninja from The Pink Panther (who would constantly reappear to attack his boss to 'keep my skills up') would be hilarious.
  2. PROMETHEUS IS AWESOME
    ridley probably just didnt like the look of the scene, maybe it didnt look right im pretty sure i read  somewhere that it didnt look right in motion and ridley always says if you can do it live do it live so that was probably one of the main reasons

    i thought the film was perfect the way it was personally im a huge prometheus fan.june 1st 2012 pretty much the most anticapated day of all time for me and prometheus is my favourite film of all time nothing negative to say about it whatsoever

    we should be thankful we even get to see this stuff becauase the cinema cut was the ultimate cut of the film  everything else we will get to see (dvd special features) will be awesome and is a gift for the fans  ;D.

    Not an incitement for people to moan about stuff

     
  3. BANE
    His fate after what happened in the ampule room definitely needed to be seen so the film would be less effective without the scene.

    As the film stands nothing really happened in the ampule room beyond him getting his face burned and falling over. Even when he inexplicably returns to the ship there is not much about him that suggests that anything 'alien' has happened - he still looks like someone who just got burned and fell over (apart from the crazy yoga pose).

    If he had returned as a monster it might of been worthwhile IMO.
    Long limbs, super strength and the jumping/climbing ability of a large insect don't seem alien to you?

    And we do see him fall into the black goo, so...
  4. Naissus
    In my opinion Fifield should have been a stalker like creature.  Showing up at the worse possible times during the movie to prevent the protagonists from doing what needed to be done.  Each conflict would show a different Fifield mutating into a more lethal creature.
  5. ChrisPachi
    His fate after what happened in the ampule room definitely needed to be seen so the film would be less effective without the scene.

    As the film stands nothing really happened in the ampule room beyond him getting his face burned and falling over. Even when he inexplicably returns to the ship there is not much about him that suggests that anything 'alien' has happened - he still looks like someone who just got burned and fell over (apart from the crazy yoga pose).

    If he had returned as a monster it might of been worthwhile IMO.
  6. Bat Chain Puller
    As it is it comes across as a good scene but at a stage where the flow of the story is suddenly rushed. It has some suspense, but not enough to be as effective as it could have been. IMHO.

    I liked how the scene came right on the heals of the med pod sequence. The pace of those two scenes together was what I would have preferred for the whole last act. No time to catch your breath. Alas ... it just wasn't written that way.

    Fifield just happening to show up as the team is about to go the temple with Weyland might have been too little too late and forced.

    Him showing up earlier without crossing paths with Shaw and Weyland makes the scene feel more hectic and out of nowhere. Which is more in line with a scene that is dealing with 'side effects' and supporting characters. Plus I like the feeling that all hell is breaking loose inside and outside the ship. Again ... too bad they couldn't continued that feeling.
  7. Gash
    Well. it has the purpose of showing that Fifield has been totally f*cked up by his encounter with the black goo. His fate after what happened in the ampule room definitely needed to be seen so the film would be less effective without the scene.

    It's starts off well with him in his weird position outside the ramp and is effectively violent, but you just know from trailer stuff that isn't in the final film that the whole scene was planned to be bigger. Janek calls to 'kill everything!' so we might assume the infection is spreading to the anonymous mercenaries and Shaw possibly crushes Fifield to death with the RV. Those extra scenes might have been dependent on the Weta Fifield though.

    As it is it comes across as a good scene but at a stage where the flow of the story is suddenly rushed. It has some suspense, but not enough to be as effective as it could have been. IMHO.
  8. Gash
    The design isn't too bad, the milky eye under a translucent shell is effective (the other eye less so) but the worry with CGI is movement. Even in the Weta still the tongue and teeth have that "I am Legend' look, so in that regard a guy in prosthetic make-up is preferable.

    The problem with the scene is more to do with the fact that it takes place just after the editing of the film goes all minimalist.
  9. NGR01
    Scene was cut for 2 reasons.
    Way too intense for PG13 (wich was the original rating target but they ended up having an R).
    Because this effects were used in the initial cut of the scene, where you can see Weyland and his team leaving to meet the Engineer.
    Can't wait to see all the deleted scenes and the fanedits thats will put them all back in. 
  10. Blacklabel
    "Risking confusing the audience"? That seems unlikely given how Ridley didnt give much of a f**k about answering Shaw's main question. Maybe Ridley just prefered the Fifield with the make up.
  11. SM
    Reverse the situation and have this in the film and a still of the Fifield from the movie at the start of the thread and, no doubt people would still be complaining.
  12. Hybrid King
    NECA needs to make a toy of this. I'd also the various conceptual designs of all the critters see the light of day, but that's a pipe dream.

    That's the Kothoga in your avatar, or Predator?

    A triple human/xenomorph/predator cross from some mental AVP comics. The avatar's of the thing that spawns them.

    http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100529033617/avp/images/5/54/Aliens_vs_Predator_-_Deadliest_of_the_Species_-_hybrid_king.jpg
  13. Bat Chain Puller
    His brain was breaking down. Being 're-made'. But his fragmented memories probably propelled him towards the ship ... the closest thing to 'home' the old Fifield knew.

    So the alien DNA made him smarter and got him un-lost. Makes perfect sense... :P

    Took awhile for the pot to purge from his system. Plus ... who knows what type of newly forming senses he was experiencing. Perhaps a budding xenomorphic instinct.

    I thought he resembled a hairy pizza with teeth, myself!  :D
    Black goo pizza at the Engineer's!

    Yep. Pretty much a burn victim with some cranial swelling ... and bad teeth.
  14. Bat Chain Puller
    off-topic: but why the hell did he return to the ship and started to kill the poor innocent maintenance workers? what did they do wrong?

    His brain was breaking down. Being 're-made'. But his fragmented memories probably propelled him towards the ship ... the closest thing to 'home' the old Fifield knew.

    Even before the contamination, Fifield was unhinged and probably a time bomb. Add the resentment of being 'left to die' by his shipmates and the painful reconfiguring of himself at a molecular level ... I'd say he had an axe to grind with his shipmates ...

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