Following up on the artwork for Guardians of the Galaxy, Big Hero 6 and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Poster Posse has published an array of stunning artwork to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi classic, Alien.
The beloved 1979 masterpiece may have spawned an entire universe across different mediums but, much like The Creative Assembly’s recent survival horror title, Alien Isolation, Poster Posse’s latest work returns to a film that changed a genre and, ultimately, created two stars in the making in Ellen Ripley and the deadly Xenomorph.
The artwork is truly impressive, and renders Scott’s vision in a wholly unique way 35 years after the film first terrified audiences the world over. Whether it’s the alien’s head portrayed in the shape of the number 35 or the Nostromo suspended in the blackness of space over a cluster of galaxies that resemble the Xenomorph itself, it’s quite difficult to pick a favorite from the bunch.
Mind you, immortalizing the galaxy’s apex predator is a timely reminder that we won’t be seeing H.R. Giger’s indelible monstrosity anymore — on the silver screen, at least — according to Scott himself, who has no plans to include the Xenomorph in any form for his upcoming sci-fi sequel, Prometheus 2.
“The beast is done. Cooked. I got lucky meeting [Alien designer] H.R. Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene.”
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Source: First Showing