Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Unused 'Prometheus' Spacesuit Designs By Matthew Savage

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - by Maurice Mitchell 2

Update: Images removed by request of the artist.

Check out what the Prometheus (2012) space suits almost looked like.

Here's how costume designer Janty Yates described the suit design to Clothes On Film:
"We wanted to go somewhere where it wasn’t traditional spacesuits. Sleek and slimline, to avoid the sort of ‘Michelin Man’ look of the NASA suit

"...It is a prequel, but Nostromo (the spacecraft featured in Alien) was a space tank. It was a functional space tank, and they were functional engineers, so that was a functional space suit. Basically, it was issued with the spacecraft; it was literally intended to be used to maintain space stations and vehicles. But this spaceship for Prometheus was custom-built by Weyland Industries, so the spacesuits were custom-built with it. The idea that we went with was all of your body functions would be integral to the suit."

Some alternate designs were done by concept artist Matthew Savage (Doctor Who, X-Men: First Class) and he shared them on his site. He sent me some high resolution images to share with you.



Check after the jump and click to enlarge.



See more of Matthew Savage portfolio at http://www.mattsav.co.uk/ and look at more of his work at my site.

Official Synopsis:
Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.

Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof
Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Fassbender 

What do you think of the illustrations?

@ Copyright 2012 Twentieth Century Fox, Dune Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Matthew Savage All rights reserved

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2 comments:

  1. The truth is that filmmakers hate spacesuits. They're bulky, the visor is too small so you can't see the actors' faces, and the characters can't run and jump like in "Prometheus." I liked Prometheus' spacesuits, and I'm glad they explained why they look ten times more advanced than the ones from the older (timeline-wise) movie, "Alien."

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  2. Spacesuits are always hard to film. They did a great job on them.

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