It was expected that Alien vs Predator: Requiem would feature a return of the Alien Warrior and its nemesis, The Predator. The new addition was the Predalien.
BALANCING THE MIX
In designing this hybrid of the two creatures, we had to keep in mind that the infant Chestburster had gestated inside a Predator, but it was not actually an offspring of a Predator. It was still basically an Alien, but it had taken on some of the characteristics of its host. It also had to look more like an Alien so that the audience would believe it's loyalties were with the Alien species and not the Predators. To estimate the proportion of the combo, we went with 80% Alien and 20% Predator.
Pictured above: FX Legend Steve Wang sculpts the Predalien head at Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Pictured above: Steve Wang working on the Predalien head for AVPR at ADI.
Pictured above: ADI mold-maker Jim McLoughlin prepares the Predalien head sculpture for molding.
ONE BOY'S IMPACT
That 80/20 proportion changed a bit when a 14-year old happened to be walking through the halls of Fox, saw the maquette and said "Wow! Cool Alien!" This observation led to much discussion about how to make it look more like a Predator, and some last minute adding of dreadlocks to increase the Predator feel.
Pictured above: Master fx artists Steve Wang, Hiroshi Katagiri & Casey Love sculpt the Predalien body.
Pictured above: Casey Love, Corey Schubert, Hiroshi Katagiri & Steve Wang sculpt the Predalien body at ADI
Pictured above: Master sculptor Hiroshi Katagiri sculpts detail into the Predalien's tail.
Pictured above: Monster painter Mike Larrabee lays down the base coat on the Predalien suit for AVPR.
Pictured above: Monster painter Mike Larrabee adds final details to the Predalien head for AVPR.
To measure this new Alien/Predator proportion, ADI had to invent new, cutting edge technology that we dubbed the "Predometer". Able to make complex calculations instantaneously, this super-futuristic device analyzed the shapes and colorations of all known Predator specimens, juxtaposed vector based imagery of the developing design and quantified the information within .0004 nanomicrotonnes, and comes to a conclusion beyond the capacity of the human brain. The answer was 32.5% Predator.
To calculate the percentage of Alien was simpler.
We used a Giger counter.
-Alec Gillis & Tom Woodruff, Jr.
Co-founders Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
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