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What practical effects studio would you like to see handle the Xenomorphs or other design elements in Alien 5?

Weta Workshop
20 (51.3%)
Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
7 (17.9%)
KNB EFX
0 (0%)
Legacy Effects (Formerly Stan Winston Studio)
12 (30.8%)
Spectral Motion
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 39

Author Topic: Who should handle the creature effects for Alien 5...  (Read 3957 times)

RidgeTop
Feb 24, 2015, 04:25:27 PM
Topic on: Feb 24, 2015, 04:25:27 PM
I personally think Weta would be a good choice, considering Neil has worked with them on all three of his Sci-Fi films. Weta has done some really impressive stuff and they handle both practical and digital effects. I've always admired the heart and work of the ADI guys, but I know many fans here didn't really like their effects for the Xenomorphs.



HuDaFuK
Feb 24, 2015, 04:52:24 PM
Reply #2 on: Feb 24, 2015, 04:52:24 PM
I liked ADI's work too. Some dodgy design directions aside (which may well have been dictated to them) I thought their practical effects were technically great.

That said... I'd love to see Weta take a crack at it. Their stuff for Blomkamp's films thus far has been top-notch, and visually magnificent.


Rankles75
Feb 24, 2015, 05:15:53 PM
Reply #3 on: Feb 24, 2015, 05:15:53 PM
Wouldn't mind seeing what WETA could do. Failing that, Aardman? :)


Immortan Jonesy
Feb 24, 2015, 05:56:15 PM
Reply #4 on: Feb 24, 2015, 05:56:15 PM
Weta all the way 8)

« Last Edit: Feb 24, 2015, 06:44:50 PM by Crazy Shrimp »

Omegamorph
Feb 24, 2015, 07:10:21 PM
Reply #5 on: Feb 24, 2015, 07:10:21 PM
They're all excellent choices, really. It all depends on the direction.

Tatopoulos Studios closed their activity in 2009, unfortunately. Tatopoulos now works as a freelance designer.


Darkness
Feb 24, 2015, 07:58:45 PM
Reply #6 on: Feb 24, 2015, 07:58:45 PM
Odds are it'll be Weta. ADI are nice guys and passionate about the series but they do everything on the cheap.


Local Trouble
Feb 24, 2015, 08:34:57 PM
Reply #7 on: Feb 24, 2015, 08:34:57 PM
Come to think of it, Andy Serkis could be a superb motion-captured alien.



Corporal Hicks
Feb 25, 2015, 08:33:00 AM
Reply #9 on: Feb 25, 2015, 08:33:00 AM
Considering how gorgeous both District 9 and Elysium were...I'd be quite happy with WETA. I want to see that Alien do some unearthly things.

That said, I also wouldn't mind ADI. Seems like Neill isn't just going to recycle whatever is on hand so I'd like to see ADI go back to a pre-Resurrection Alien.


OpenMaw
Feb 25, 2015, 08:41:30 AM
Reply #10 on: Feb 25, 2015, 08:41:30 AM
Stan Winston Studios.



RidgeTop
Feb 25, 2015, 04:53:41 PM
Reply #11 on: Feb 25, 2015, 04:53:41 PM
They're all excellent choices, really. It all depends on the direction.

Tatopoulos Studios closed their activity in 2009, unfortunately. Tatopoulos now works as a freelance designer.

Ah, didn't hear about that. That's a shame, I loved his studio's work on The Cave and the Underworld films.


Omegamorph
Feb 25, 2015, 04:57:10 PM
Reply #12 on: Feb 25, 2015, 04:57:10 PM
Yeah, Tatopoulos Studios knew how to deliver in both design and practical effects -- StarGate, ID4, Godzilla, Underworld...

A real shame indeed. :-/




 

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