The Art and Mak­ing of Alien Covenant

Scare pa ck­age Crew and ac­tors dis­cuss in depth how the lat­est in the Alien sci-fi hor­ror series was cre­ated, along­side plenty of con­cepts from the film

ImagineFX - - Inspiration Books -

Fol­low­ing on from 2012’s quasi-pre­quel Prometheus, in 2017 the Alien fran­chise re­turned to its hor­ror roots with Alien Covenant. This book of­fers a blow-by-blow ac­count of how it was made, with in­put from Ri­d­ley Scott, his crew and, a lit­tle un­usu­ally, its main ac­tors.

Here we get to take a close look at the in­tri­cate tech be­hind the colony ship and its ve­hi­cles; the de­signs of the crew’s uni­forms and weaponry; art­work of key lo­ca­tions; and vividly dra­matic alien art im­agery.

How­ever, do note that, like the Won­der Woman book, this falls halfway be­tween an art book and a fan book. So while some en­tic­ing sketches, blue­prints and con­cept work are in­cluded, they feel a lit­tle crowded out by film stills and be­hind-the-scenes pho­to­graphs. And over­all the text pays more at­ten­tion to the plot and how the ac­tors in­ter­preted the char­ac­ters than the ac­tual art and de­sign of the movie.

Fi­nally, while some of the artists are prop­erly cred­ited for their work (no­tably Dane Hal­lett and Matt Hat­ton, whom we in­ter­view on page 28), much of the art fea­tured here isn’t cred­ited at all, which does irk us!

Dane Hal­lett and Matt Hat­ton worked on a series of draw­ings, in­spired by Geiger and Rem­brandt, that fea­tured in the fi­nal film.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.