MEN IN BLACK 3 Concept Artist Reveals Deleted Scenes & Different Look For Boris
If you haven't seen Men In Black 3 then I wouldn't recommend clicking on this article. Concept artist Craig Shoji dishes on a few scenes that didn't make the final cut and discusses the early design of Boris "The Animal."
Craig Shoji took part in an interview with Film Sketchr and they chatted about his concept art for Men In Black 3 that he had just recently posted online. One of the interesting bits is that the main villain, Boris "The Animal" is looks quite a bit different than he did in the film.
Q: The LunarMAX prison has shots of Boris "The Animal," but he looks very different. Were these early designs or just your interpretation from the script?
There was an early design for Boris from Rick Baker's team that I was referencing for that shot. It was before they settled on the prison garb, and refined all the finger-esque claws on him. I was responsible for illustrating the scene from the script when Boris blasts the hole in the prison and everyone flies out, but the details of how he 'clamps' down on the floor weren't worked out yet.
They also chatted about two additional scenes that weren't in the movie, but you can gander at in the images below.
Q: There are two scenes I didn't see in the movie. Could you tell me about the "morgue" and World's Fair scenes?
Ah yeah, there were a couple scenes that didn't make it. I think Barry decided they slowed the pace down too much. There were a couple scenes written in where Will and Josh spend more time in 1969 in these different sets (galaxarium, and the morgue) digging up more info on Boris and his plans, but they got axed.
The World's Fair image is the wall mural that was used in the 1969 and 2012 headquarters. I was responsible for the design of that and putting a package together to be printed out at full scale. It was a great graphic break from all the interior designs, although it taxed my computer to the max with the file size.
MIB Headquarters Galaxarium
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In Men in Black™ 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.
Men in Black 3 is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, based on the Malibu Comic written by Lowell Cunningham. The movie stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, Bill Hader, Nicole Scherzinger and Michael Stuhlbarg. MIB3 will be released in theaters on May 25, 2012.
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