Cinefex reveals unused Fifield effects from Prometheus

Ahoy, schmoes-- PROMETHEUS SPOILERS dead ahead.

Remember Fifield from PROMETHEUS? I know that’s a tall order, considering the film’s most memorable character was a Michael Fassbender android. No, Fifield was the punk rock geologist played by Sean Harris who died in alien goop only to come back as a monkey zombie. It was one of the film’s most memorable action scenes and though it made absolutely no sense at all (much like the rest of PROMETHEUS), it was still pretty cool given Fifield’s zombie-monkey creature design.

In anticipation of the film’s upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release, Cinefex has released brand new, unused Weta plate effects for Fifield’s undead character. The effects magazine explains: ”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.” Excelsior!

Check out the image below for a good look at Weta’s super scary CGI version of Fifield and order PROMETHEUS on Blu-ray or DVD for further behind-the-scenes goodness.

Extra Tidbit: Noomi Rapace (above) is no Sigourney Weaver... but I like her just the same.
Source: Cinefex



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