Alien horse or just a certain Chestnut Thoroughbred when breakfast is late? Surprisingly it IS an alien horse…
When Alfonso De La Torre was commissioned to produce some concept art for alien creatures in the opening scenes of Star Trek Into Darkness on Nibiru, these are some of the beings that spilled out of his imagination.
Website MOVIEPILOT has the story and quotes De La Torre to say: Originally, they wanted to design an alien horse, but in the end they scrapped the idea and I think they used the snow creature from the first movie, but with a different surface treatment.
Oh well, their loss.
Still you might want to click here for the story and a gallery of other interstellar animals inhabiting De La Torre’s brain.