Dark Visions

Justin BowyerDark Visions – I was commissioned by partworks publisher GE Fabbri as lead writer to launch their magazine series Dark Visions – every issue exploring, in detail, a classic sci-fi film. I got beneath the skin of each title, interviewing directors, designers and effects artists as well as writing detailed essays on various aspects of the film’s production.

The titles included Alien and The Terminator (as yes, the first film in each franchise is still the best.)

For Proyas the key moment was the Sonny interrogation scene, feeling that if audiences didn’t ‘buy’ his reality at that moment the film would fail. According to Matt Hacket, the lead animator for Sonny, the scene was one of the earliest planned and one of the last sequences finished by Digital Domain…