Some newly surfaced storyboards for legendary director Ridley Scott’s Alien -- drawn by Scott himself -- have burst their way online, showcasing his seminal vision for the movie.
Alien is still considered today a true masterpiece of genre moviemaking that introduced the Xenomorph, Chestburster and Facehugger and left an indelible mark in people’s collective imaginations. It also coined one of the most quoted phrases in film history: "In space, no one can hear you scream," and gave us Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver).
The 1979 sci-fi horror movie has spawned three sequels (not counting those Alien vs. Predator movies) and two prequels with 2012's Prometheus and the upcoming Alien: Covenant, set to be released on Aug. 4, 2017, which Scott is currently filming.
You can see the amazingly detailed storyboards above and below (Scott did go to the Royal College of Art in London, after all, and obviously used what he learned there. He was also a designer on a couple of BBC television shows) and how his vision was brought forth in the movie.
Also notice Scott's storyboarding design for one of the movie’s most iconic scenes where a newborn xenomorph bursts through John Hurt's chest (Hurt played the Nostromo's doomed XO Kane) and how the creature envisioned was slightly different before H.R. Giger eventually designed the Alien creature. Pretty interesting stuff!
What did you guys think of Ridley Scott's Alien storyboards?