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PROMETHEUS - Crazy Cool Unused Mutation Special Effects

Movie Photos Prometheus by Joey Paur

You may or may not have already seen these, but here's a series of photos showing off some awesomely creepy unused special effects for Ridley Scott's Prometheus. These screenshots come from Cinefex, and they show us the character Fifield played by Sean Harris, in a horrific mutated state. For those of you not sure who Fifield was, he was the geologist with the mohawk. Here's the explination behind the designs,

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.

I'm sure we'll end up seeing a ton of great special features, extras, and deleted scenes on the Blu-ray, which is set to be released on October 11th. Check out the crazy looking designs and tell us what you think!


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