Everybody has their own opinion what a true alien should look like. Starting point was the novel, then things got “opened up” and we went crazy. One could argue that our final Mimic at least has arms radiating like a seastar, if longer and nastier. Did you know aliens have to have a face? I think we ended up with something unique and memorable after all.
Many people and companies contributed their ideas, Steve Burg, Tani Kunitake, Ed Natividad, to name some. The final design was developed in chevant by Ivan Mazella, rendered and cg-modeled by Kevin Jenkins’ Framestore art group. All in great collaboration with Nick Davis and vfx.
The Gallery shows different design approaches leading up to the final Mimic.