An exciting announcement coming Alien Day 2018!
Alien fans have something very exciting to anticipate for Alien Day next month! Alien: Covenant movie concept artist Dane Hallett has shared some unseen Protomorph artwork to his official art page on Facebook with an accompanying teaser description. Check it out:
Share and enjoy, it's higher quality than usual so you can save it as an FB header. Next week Pac Rim 2 will be out and I can spam you with stuff from that. In the mean time heres an alternate rendition of a proto-morph where I wanted to try a bit more translucency throughout (make it look a bit unfinished and 'young'). The video I posted shows it's organs in a flurry beneath the exoskeleton, but FB vid quality was awful, so it's hard to read. One day I'll figure out how to upload properly. Im directing a short film in the latter half of this year, which will be very demanding, so expect my work feed to slow (even further) - but it will be worth it. Cheers all!
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Mar-23-2018 8:06 AM
A 4K release of the original would have been a better news.. Is it just me but the neck does not seem right, as it connects to the front of the skull. Wouldn't this thing had a severe case of hernya?
Mar-23-2018 9:15 AM
I think maybe we could see some Never before seen Concepts, i have to say that Render of the alternative Protomorph looks great. Just a shame that to pull this off would have required Top Class CGI and a larger Budget.
I also wonder if we get any other news on Alien Day, but i am not holding out for much, i think if we dont get any News on the Progress of another Alien movie by Alien Day next year, we could consider the Project in a State of Limbo....
If Disney have plans to do another Alien movie within the next 2-5 years then next years Alien Day would be the place to Market it to the Public.
Mar-23-2018 3:09 PM
I love it! I like the very primal, messy mouth slick with blood.
I hate the overly clean CGI that a lot of modern xenomorph designs have, everything in pristine well defined light. The xenomorph should be organic, dirty and shaded in darkness always.
Mar-24-2018 5:57 AM
The exciting news is Disney contacts me to Pen the Prequels lol
My TWO Projects are...
Alien: Ascension (Alien Covenant Sequel)
Alien: Absolution (the Final Part of the Prequel Saga)
I just need to motivate myself to finish them past the broad idea route, likely just get canned like my Prometheus 2/3 projects though lol
But i really hope we can get some information on where the Project is at present, i am sure RS wants to Finish it... Logan even had the Draft worked on..
But i am Free if RS fancies a meet and ideas ;)
Mar-24-2018 8:04 AM
Sorry guys but this doesn't get me excited at all. This is just renders from conceptual artists. "Exciting news for Allen fans! More fanfic and fan drawings!"
The First Child
Mar-24-2018 2:07 PM
Big Dave, those projects sound awesome! A couple years ago I wrote a fan script for Prometheus’s sequel. However because I was too busy with college and a lack of contacts I was not able to advance it. On the sidelines I am working on an alien story that is not connected the franchise.
I Moon Girl
Mar-24-2018 3:23 PM
I didn't read anything in that post that said there was anything coming Alien Day 2018? I'm confused.
All I see is a nice render of a proto-morph. It is definitely more visually appealing than what we got in A:C. Still, the proto in A:C was close to the one in Alien, so I can see why they went with it. Plus as BigDave, that would require some extra CGI and a better budget.
Mar-24-2018 4:40 PM
The Easter Egg in that Concept work is the Alien Day Date...
So its maybe a tease that Dane Hallett could be releasing more un-used ideas and concepts for Alien Covenant, rather than anything official about the Franchise Future.
Mar-24-2018 5:30 PM
It appears it is merely that Hallett will be releasing some Art related to the Alien Franchise, be that some work he has done as Fan-Art or maybe some Official Concepts that was not used or released before.
It appears from his comments that SADLY any sequel plans are in a state of Limbo at the Moment. Prior to the Disney Take over, and looking at how RS and FOX had Projected that Alien Covenant would do well enough and be received well enough.
The Plan would have been Production Stages now, with Shooting in the Summer for a April 2019 release, but the disappointment Critically and Financially with Alien Covenant and the Disney take over have appeared to put any Alien Franchise movie plans on HOLD
I think Blomkamp realized this and hence he posted a few more Concepts for Alien 5, maybe in the hope of Stirring up Fan Interest and Hype on the off chance Disney would maybe consider his idea instead.
I Moon Girl
Mar-24-2018 5:54 PM
Ah. Thanks BigDave for the clarification.
I'm surprised Ridley didn't get a contract with Fox that would force Disney to continue with the plans of the final prequel. After that, it should be in Disney's control. This prequel finale has been in the works for some time now.
This limbo could be a good thing though if Disney takes the franchise seriously. Still, I just wish Ridley would be allowed to follow his plans. I think he did great with Prometheus. We just need a long Alien movie instead of the meager 2 hours. There's to much in the Alien universe to restrict it to 2 hours, especially for the finale!
Alien 5 might not be bad if it continued off of A:R. I mean, A:R ending with the Ripley clone still alive. I think a follow up would be a great Alien 5. We would follow a much older clone Ripley and we would get to see Earth for the first time. It could really be interesting. That would HAVE to be the last Sigourney Weaver.
Mar-24-2018 5:55 PM
Here are some later posts by Dane Hallett, these are prior to the one he posted that is in the OT
Love this Xenomorph HERE is the link
Some interesting Depiction of Dr Shaws Fate, it appears Hallett had done some even more disturbing ones. Original is HERE
Have to congratulate Hallett and Hatton for their work on Alien Covenant ;)
Mar-24-2018 6:08 PM
Indeed I Moon Girl
I think Disney have a lot of Projects and so they appear to be in NO RUSH to carry on with a Alien Covenant Sequel, they also have to consider the Box Office Results and Criticism aimed at Alien Covenant, they surely dont want to invest in a Continuation unless they feel it will double its Budget and also be well received. I think if we get no News on any other Alien movie by Alien Day 2019 then we have to have concerns for the Franchise Future... I think right now i would not rule out a AVP Reboot instead.
Alien 5 as in a sequel to Alien R is something thats interesting and i have a Story planned as far as Broad Stokes at the moment, it would be a Plot that would allow Miss Weaver to return as Ripley 8 and set just days after Alien Resurrection. They would have to CGI overlay her to make her look as old as she was in 1997, but only for a short time as she would be going through some transformation her Skin starts to turn Grey and Texture changes like Holloway here.
Something like this would mean make up to Miss Weaver would hide her AGE, she then proceeds to Evolve as the Xenomorph DNA overtakes her Human DNA. She begins to grow a Elongated Head and become a Hybrid.
My Plan was to reveal that Call takes her to Safety and tries to hell her by introducing her to some Scientist in a attempt to halt these changes. But it then reveals that Call was working for a Secret Auton Cult and her mission on the Betty was not to sabotage the USM plans but to actually obtain a Specimen for the Autons Weapons Division and they actually use the Hybrid Ripley 8 to create a New Strain of Xenomorph that it intends to Destroy all remaining Humans and also Destroy the Synthetic Faction that created the Autons.
It would reveal this Cult holds Worship to DAVID but ultimately Ripley 8 escapes and defeats the Autons plans, and Sacrifices herself bringing closure to Ripleys Saga.
The First Child
Mar-24-2018 7:29 PM
That sounds really cool. Have you thought about incorporating the Ripley alien clone concept that has the appearance of an alien Queen. That’s propably one of the coolest creations from the A:R concepts. Not gonna lie, Working off A:R is tuff. If it was me I would have made A3 and AR “dream sequences” and have the story follow an older Rebecca/Newt who goes in search of Ripley.
Mar-25-2018 9:23 PM
The First Child A problem with making movies into dream sequences to shoe horn a new narrative decades later just because it seems like a better idea seems really lazy to me and a slap in the face to the Quadrilogy. It is up to those involved to figure out where to go without revising history. Personally, I vote the Quadrilogy is left intact as canon.
Mar-25-2018 9:27 PM
The Isolation story is the only way I can think of to continue the story while leaving the other movies alone.
Mar-25-2018 11:09 PM
I agree we should not be going down the route of making movies just Dreams, or even introducing some event that allows for Alternative Universes like how Cloverfield Paradox has done.
I think the only logical options as far as other movies are.
1) Finish the Prequels.
2) A literal Alien Resurrection Sequel
3) A Sequel or TWO for the Alien Isolation game, (being careful to not contradict the Alien Franchise Post Alien Isolation until Amanda Ripleys Death. (i would even explore a cover up/conspiracy for her real cause of death).
4) Explore what becomes of Engineer/Xenomorph related Worlds Post Prometheus and Prior to Aliens... i.e LV-223, Planet 4 and Origae-6 and maybe other locations but taking into account to not conflict or contradict anything from Aliens ==> Alien Resurrection.
5) Explore a Universe Franchise/Movie or TV show that deals with the Companies on Earth and not Engineers or Xenomorphs.
6) Explore what happened on Earth post Aliens and Prior to Alien Resurrection, i.e Wars and Synthetic/Auton Creation and Conflict.
7) Delve into the Engineers and their Hierarchy or even explore alternative Human/Humanoids in the Galaxy much like the BSG Prequels Caprica.
Mar-31-2018 3:15 AM
bigdave, id say number 1 and number 7 go hand in hand but if they arnt going to show us anything about the engineers then I would like a spin off alien film focusing on this. if we don't get anything then I cant say how disgusted and let down I will feel. as for the upcoming news, more concept art? meh, doesn't tweek my interest at all. wev seen so many and loads are fantastic and would have made for better alternatives than what we got but now it just seems like time filler