PROMETHEUS Concept Art Depicts Original "Chest-Burster" Scene

PROMETHEUS Concept Art Depicts Original "Chest-Burster" Scene

In Jon Spaihts' original script, a revamped chest- burster was to make a messy appearance during a sex scene between Holloway and Shaw. Bloody Disgusting have got hold of a piece of concept art, giving us an idea of how that would have looked. Slightly NSFW

Before Damon Lindelof's rewrite, Jon Spaihts' original screenplay for Prometheus was far more reminiscent of a classic "Alien" movie than the quasi-prequel we ended up with. Spaihts has already explained a few of the ways his script echoed the early movies of Ridley Scott and James Cameron in an interview with Empire, but the scene that stood out for most fans was his take on the infamous "chest-burst". Here is his description of that scene, and some concept art to go along with it..

"I did have facehuggers in my original draft. David, as he began to get fascinated by the science of the Engineers, doesn’t deliberately contaminate Holloway with a drop of black liquid. Instead, Holloway hubristically removes his helmet in the chamber, is knocked unconscious, facehugged and wakes up not knowing what had been done to him, and stumbles back into the ship. In my draft, he returns to his cabin, is embraced by Shaw, who is delighted to see him having feared that he had died, and the two of them make love. And it’s while they’re making love that he bursts and dies. So that lovemaking sequence echoed my original lovemaking sequence where he explodes! It was messy.”

As you can see, that chest-burster looks a lot like the "albino octopus" that Shaw ends up having removed from her body in arguably the best scene in Prometheus , so it seems that they always had that look in mind for the creature regardless of how it made its way into the world. Do you like how thinsg played out, or would you have preferred what is described above?

Prometheus is out now on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Filed Under "Sci-Fi" 10/19/2012 Source: Via Bloody Disgusting
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BackwardGalaxy - 10/19/2012, 6:05 AM
always ew
Logan5 - 10/19/2012, 6:14 AM
This would have had the shock value reminiscent of Kane at the dinner table in the original and depending upon how it was shot, could have ended up extremely horrific or extremely silly.
Rothwilder - 10/19/2012, 6:15 AM
If I had Noomi Rapace, I would explode too :)
sarahsatire - 10/19/2012, 6:17 AM
Is that a... schlong?
Shadowelfz - 10/19/2012, 6:42 AM
Well, I for one am glad they went with the scene they did. That would have been horrifying, and not in a good way.
breakUbatman - 10/19/2012, 6:57 AM
What the hell is that gif from :)
imnotwearinghockeypants - 10/19/2012, 6:57 AM
That sounds a lot better than David inexplicably poisoning Holloway. So many plot holes in that dingle berry movie.
sarahsatire - 10/19/2012, 7:01 AM

That's from Slither right? I somehow forgot there was a tentacle rape scene in it!
breakUbatman - 10/19/2012, 7:36 AM

was bored today so here you go

RedHeadBruno - 10/19/2012, 7:38 AM
Yes it is Slither and it is an amazing film
Azrael725 - 10/19/2012, 7:39 AM
this is the weirdest comments section ever . . . haha
sarahsatire - 10/19/2012, 7:42 AM
I think Prometheus should have had a scene like this for their "romantic" segment:

DrRockso - 10/19/2012, 7:46 AM
His chest just started bursting and he already lost his erection?
TheSoulEater - 10/19/2012, 8:24 AM
@breakUbatman Thats just fricking good!!!
Logan5 - 10/19/2012, 8:39 AM

Agreed! Miss the days of extensive behind the scene documentaries. The Alien Anthology, LOTR and King Kong discs are good examples of excellent "making of" material. Haven't dove into the Prometheus blu yet, but sounds like it's as good as "Dangerous Days" was on the BR blu ray.
jimpinto24 - 10/19/2012, 8:56 AM
Prometheus was a good movie, not great. It didn't scare the crap out of me & I wish there was more storytelling.
GodzillaKart - 10/19/2012, 9:15 AM
Cool art. Sounds like an effective scene. Would have in no way saved this movie from being the big, smelly, stupid turd it was.
breakUbatman - 10/19/2012, 9:15 AM
Thanks guys

Need to watch Slither, don't know why I never did.

DioFoRio - 10/19/2012, 9:54 AM
Halloway needs to Manscape...even in space people.

Cool Dr. @Break u.

Slither is the shit @TEa

@Sara -that clip was pretty funny.

fistofthenorthstar - 10/19/2012, 10:56 AM
@sarahsatire, do you know what the name of that anime is?
Guerillas - 10/19/2012, 11:06 AM
@breakUbatman cool Dr. Strange poster!
sarahsatire - 10/19/2012, 11:11 AM

I love Japan.


Kemonozume. You can easily find it online to watch. Good luck!
DioFoRio - 10/19/2012, 12:41 PM
@Sarah....holy shit that was awesome!!!!Man they do animated violence well.
sarahsatire - 10/19/2012, 2:04 PM
:D Glad I could help!
Scion - 10/19/2012, 3:15 PM
damntree - 10/19/2012, 4:37 PM
AUSSYACE - 10/19/2012, 6:26 PM

ThePowerCosmic - 10/19/2012, 9:49 PM
Yep Prometheus was an amzing film as it was. This scene would have just been shock value...lazy film making. I liked the theatrical cut as is....a scifi classic IMO.
datNAMEtho - 10/20/2012, 2:16 AM
Penis :P
datNAMEtho - 10/20/2012, 2:20 AM
Don't really understand the upset about a penis.
RorMachine - 10/20/2012, 4:25 AM
starscream9289, yes, a flacid, concept-art penis. Won't someone please think of the children!!

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