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Hollywood history is crammed full of aliens of different sizes, shapes and ferocity, but I think we can all agree Steven Spielberg's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial presented one of the most endearing and sympathetic space-voyagers we've ever seen.

However, some new concept art has emerged which suggests ET could have looked rather different. Indeed, in some of the sketches he looks downright evil or snarky. The sketches were developed by long-term Spielberg collaborator Ed Verreaux. It seems he had several different versions of ET, all of which played with the idea of big eyes and a long neck. Check them out below:

Empire Online are currently working through a large series of Verreaux's illustration sketches which are being unleashed in anticipation for the Steven Spielberg: Director's Collection Blu-Ray box set. The boxset, which has a recommended retail price of $200, contains Blu-Rays of many of Spielberg's hits, including Jaws, ET, Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Duel, The Sugarland Express, 1941 and Always.


Which of the movies in the Blu-Ray collection is your favorite?

Source: io9


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