Recently, footage emerged of what Scott had in mind for his mutants. Rather than rely on CGI, Scott -- as seen with Prometheus -- favored the art of make-up, prosthetics and animatronics. It's some truly stunning work.
Genre film lost one of its most influential forces last week when author and screenwriter Richard Matheson passed away. Matheson was able to imbue his scripts with a contemporary outlook and an incisive inquest into the human condition that helped define genre film.