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Author Topic: Carlos Huante Talks Alien: Covenant Concept Work  (Read 5847 times)

Corporal Hicks
Feb 16, 2017, 02:30:19 PM
Topic on: Feb 16, 2017, 02:30:19 PM

Carlos Huante talks Alien: Covenant concept work. Carlos Huante is one of the many talented concept artists who worked on Prometheus. He recently updated his Instagram page with numerous Prometheus concepts (including several new pieces).

One of the things that fans have noticed is that the creatures from Alien: Covenant seem to share similarities with unused designs from Prometheus. The Neomorphs appear to have been influenced by some of the Proto-Alien and Deacon concepts and we’ve seen Huante’s Beluga-Head concept (for the Fifield Mutant) in some of the leaked pictures.

We’re not the only ones paying attention though. Pablo Donado pointed out the similarities to the Beluga-Head and asked Huante about his involvement with Alien: Covenant. 

 “I worked on the 2nd movie twice. With two slightly different scripts, two different approaches.. but have no idea what they made or what the film is about..it went over seas (I’m in the US) and I was done before I could finish my part.”

Carlos Huante talks Alien: Covenant concept work. This is the Beluga-Head, one of Huante’s Prometheus concepts that seems to have influenced some of the creature design in Alien: Covenant.

Carlos Huante isn’t the only artist from Prometheus who provided some concept art for Alien: Covenant. When we spoke to Wayne Haag, concept artist and visual effects concept artist from Alien: Covenant, he revealed that Steven Messing had also been working on Covenant, doing spaceship designs.

Back in 2012, community member ThisBethesdaSea (also known as JM Prater of the Perfect Organism Podcast) spoke to Carlos Huante on behalf of Alien vs. Predator Galaxy. Head on over and check out the full interview!

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Pvt. Himmel
Feb 16, 2017, 02:34:16 PM
Reply #1 on: Feb 16, 2017, 02:34:16 PM
Two different scripts??

So any chance of seeing both versions on home release, if they filmed both ones??


lv_226
Feb 16, 2017, 02:38:58 PM
Reply #2 on: Feb 16, 2017, 02:38:58 PM
Two different scripts??

So any chance of seeing both versions on home release, if they filmed both ones??
I'm sure he may be referring to drafts? I can't imagine movie being thrown away two film two (very) different versions of a movie—even the Prometheus cut that was rumored to have been filmed as PG-13 from back in the day, I believe, was nothing more than hearsay.


Corporal Hicks
Feb 16, 2017, 03:15:49 PM
Reply #3 on: Feb 16, 2017, 03:15:49 PM
Yeah, he's referring to different drafts of the Prometheus 2/Alien: Covenant. We knew they were struggling for a while to find a direction to go with this.


locusta
Feb 16, 2017, 03:16:53 PM
Reply #4 on: Feb 16, 2017, 03:16:53 PM
I guess he meant, that he did designs for one script before it was Covenant and after it became. We do know already, that there where several script attempts before they started filming. I guess somewhere was mentioned, that a dozen scripts went over the desk before they found the right tone.


The Eighth Passenger
Feb 16, 2017, 04:37:02 PM
Reply #5 on: Feb 16, 2017, 04:37:02 PM
I can't imagine movie being thrown away two film two (very) different versions of a movie—even the Prometheus cut that was rumored to have been filmed as PG-13 from back in the day, I believe, was nothing more than hearsay.

It wasn't hearsay. There were two different cuts of Prometheus made, an R and a PG.

I guess he meant, that he did designs for one script before it was Covenant and after it became. We do know already, that there where several script attempts before they started filming. I guess somewhere was mentioned, that a dozen scripts went over the desk before they found the right tone.

Back in October 2014, the "Prometheus 2" script was already at 15 drafts with three different writers involved.


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Anthony
Feb 16, 2017, 04:49:32 PM
Reply #6 on: Feb 16, 2017, 04:49:32 PM
When Michael Green was brought on board, that's when the first reports of the film being more Alien like. So he likely made concept art for Jack Paglen's Prometheus 2 before Green started the Covenant conversion (which may explain why John Logan has sole screenplay credit).


lv_226
Feb 16, 2017, 05:45:54 PM
Reply #7 on: Feb 16, 2017, 05:45:54 PM
I can't imagine movie being thrown away two film two (very) different versions of a movie—even the Prometheus cut that was rumored to have been filmed as PG-13 from back in the day, I believe, was nothing more than hearsay.

It wasn't hearsay. There were two different cuts of Prometheus made, an R and a PG.

I guess he meant, that he did designs for one script before it was Covenant and after it became. We do know already, that there where several script attempts before they started filming. I guess somewhere was mentioned, that a dozen scripts went over the desk before they found the right tone.

Back in October 2014, the "Prometheus 2" script was already at 15 drafts with three different writers involved.

Refresh my memory, is there confirmation online about this?


TomBrad
Feb 16, 2017, 08:38:07 PM
Reply #8 on: Feb 16, 2017, 08:38:07 PM
Possibly the 14 draft scripts focused more on Elizabeth Shaw, and may form the basis of the events in the prequel novel that Alan Dean Foster is writing.


cliffhanger
Feb 16, 2017, 08:39:54 PM
Reply #9 on: Feb 16, 2017, 08:39:54 PM
I can't imagine movie being thrown away two film two (very) different versions of a movie—even the Prometheus cut that was rumored to have been filmed as PG-13 from back in the day, I believe, was nothing more than hearsay.

It wasn't hearsay. There were two different cuts of Prometheus made, an R and a PG.

I guess he meant, that he did designs for one script before it was Covenant and after it became. We do know already, that there where several script attempts before they started filming. I guess somewhere was mentioned, that a dozen scripts went over the desk before they found the right tone.

Back in October 2014, the "Prometheus 2" script was already at 15 drafts with three different writers involved.



oh dear, that sounds like alien3 all over again


Corporal Hicks
Feb 17, 2017, 08:28:41 AM
Reply #10 on: Feb 17, 2017, 08:28:41 AM
I can't imagine movie being thrown away two film two (very) different versions of a movie—even the Prometheus cut that was rumored to have been filmed as PG-13 from back in the day, I believe, was nothing more than hearsay.

It wasn't hearsay. There were two different cuts of Prometheus made, an R and a PG.

I guess he meant, that he did designs for one script before it was Covenant and after it became. We do know already, that there where several script attempts before they started filming. I guess somewhere was mentioned, that a dozen scripts went over the desk before they found the right tone.

Back in October 2014, the "Prometheus 2" script was already at 15 drafts with three different writers involved.

Refresh my memory, is there confirmation online about this?

This article mentions them struggling with finding a writer for the film: http://www.avpgalaxy.net/2013/03/27/fox-still-looking-for-prometheus-2-writer/

This one specifically talks about the 15 drafts: http://www.avpgalaxy.net/2014/09/24/ridley-scott-gives-update-prometheus-2/

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“Right now, as we speak, it’s being written,” he says. “I’ve had 15 drafts evolving. I definitely want to do that again because I really enjoyed doing ‘Prometheus’.

Personally I reckon they were just struggling to find a direction that carried on with Shaw. I think movement started when they settled on this Shaw-less direction and went for it as a bit of a soft restart.


whiterabbit
Feb 17, 2017, 09:36:34 AM
Reply #11 on: Feb 17, 2017, 09:36:34 AM
In the comments section for the Buluga-Head alien he says the reason it was not used was because no one in Scott Free Production could realize it and he would have done it himself if they hadn't run out of money. Even though Ridley loved the creature which was made before his work on Prometheus. I wonder if the reason the alien got cut out of Prometheus was because the one Scott wanted to do was too hard to do practically.


 

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