I haven't found much about deleted
scenes in Dark Angel, even if I wondered if there wasn't
a former version of the script where Talec (bad alien) make other
alien friends come to Earth.
Also, Dolph told that his character
was supposed to be funny in the original draft of the screenplay
Dolph Lundgren: "Originally, the script was softer,
funnier-it was almost slapstick. Caine's character was
more of a caricature ; we made him tougher, more severe, we gave
him more initiative and presence. In the original script we almost
never saw him act, he didn't understand much of what was going
on around him. With an actor like myself, the physical aspect
must be more important, and we had to temper this humorous dimension.
-Was there a lot of humorous lines cut from the
script? Your character is almost mute...
No, we didn't cut much, we only changed the tone of some
lines. And we replaced some dialogue scenes by action scenes
telling the same ; we talked too much in the first draft of the
script... But I think that the balance of the film was respected." interview
exerpt from L'Ecran Fantastique, 119, February
1991 (translated from French)
It also seem that Dolph Lundgren
was first approached to play the alien but he refused that :
Craig Baxley: "Dolph
Lundgren's casting was also a draw. Baxley had no say in picking
the muscular actor, but once Lundgren was given the nod, it oppened
new possibilities. 'Originally,' Baxley explains, 'I thought
Dolph would be the alien, not the cop, and that interested me.
I thought that if he was the alien, this picture would do for
Dolph what Terminator did for Arnold Schwarzenegger. But when
I found out Dolph would be the police detective, the film took
on a new light.' "
from Starlog, #158,
Matthias Hues remembers in an interview:
"I think I born to play this guy. When I went in to read
for director Craig R. Baxley, he said: today is your lucky day,
this role is written for Dolph but he doesn't want to be the
alien-- which is actually the star of the movie. Do you want