We're only days away from an all-new Alien film hitting theaters, making excitement and anticipation for the franchise at the highest levels it's been since the release of Prometheus. Fans have a variety of ways of showing their devotion to the film, with one makeup artists embarking on an attempt to recreate the look of the franchise's terrifying xenomorph aliens with just makeup. Check out the video below to see how he pulled the look off!
The look achieved in the video is impressive, as it has taken multiple different methods to bring the monstrous creations to life over the years.
In 1978's Alien, a 6'10" Nigerian by the name of Bolaji Badejo wore the suit, as his slender frame and massive height closely resembled the skeletal frame of the beast. Initially, the filmmakers considered using stunt performers to help convey the physicality needed, but they were often too muscular and bulky to pull off the necessary H.R. Giger-inspired look.
The head of the xenomorph required puppetry mechanics to pull off necessary movements, but even when Badejo took the head off, people were still intimidated by him. The actor reportedly had a calm and quiet demeanor, but due to the length of the suit's tail, he wasn't able to sit down. This resulted in much of his time on set spent standing around the rest of the
As advancements in CGI progressed, future Alien films could showcase
Alien: Covenant takes place before the original Alien but after Prometheus, allowing Scott to make some interesting changes the
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