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Avatar – Second trailer on the way and some interesting concept art

Posted by LiveFor on September 29, 2009

avatarThe rather lacklustre response to the previous Avatar trailer does not appear to have made a dent in the campaign for James Cameron’s 3D epic.

Apparantly the second trailer is heading our way soon before the films release in December.

The ever reliable MarketSaw had this to say:

“…there are more trailers than I can count on 2 hands. (TV spots) (featurettes) (Ubisoft promo reels) etc, etc, and yes “exclusive” content will be available on avtr.com”.

He also confirmed what we have been thinking for some time now – the next trailer will feature “more than 3 lines of dialogue” 🙂 and further, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver will have heavier exposure as will the Na’vi.

But out of all the news – this is what I find the most interesting: We will see glimpses of future Earth and with the “Story Trailer” in particular we will see some of the “incredible performance that Sam Worthington gives as Jake”. Pandora’s night life will also play a role.

avtr.com also have some new concept art.

Thanks to Pamela Fruendt for sending me the news.

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Andrew Niccol has moved from Gattaca to The Cross

Posted by LiveFor on September 16, 2009

UPDATE: Concept Art removed at the request of Jean-Vincent Puzos

I first mentioned this new sci-fi film back in February, but now some lovely concept art from designer Jean-Vincent Puzos (Tykho Moon, 10,000 BC) has been dug up by First Showing (via Quiet Earth).

Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean), Vincent Cassel (Eastern Promises, Ocean’s 12) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Hitman) star in the Australia-France-Germany co-production The Cross. Set against the backdrop of a futuristic border town, Bloom plays a man seeking to cross a mysterious border, something no one else has achieved. Cassel, meanwhile, is the guard who will go to any lengths to foil him. Kurylenko takes the female lead. Andrew Niccol (Lord of War, Gattaca) will direct.

Mylar (Bloom) and his younger brother Castro come to a town to cross the border in search of a better life. The two travelers, full of hope, all too quickly realize that their journey leads them to an inescapable world full of doom. The enigmatic border is strictly enforced under the command of a guard, Guideon, who prohibits anyone from ever leaving. Castro doesn’t make it alive past two weeks, but Mylar defies all odds and becomes the first to successfully cross the border. And he also becomes the first to come back… all for the love of a woman, Vera. Mylar must now devise a plan not only to set himself free, but all of his fellow citizens as well. But perhaps crossing the border is not the answer. Perhaps the key lies in altering the border and whatever it may represent…

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First look at Duncan Jones futuristic Berlin in Mute

Posted by LiveFor on September 15, 2009

mute_concept_artDuncan Jones knocked it out of the park with his amazing feature debut, Moon. Both he and Sam Rockwell should be nominated for many awards for that one.

One of Duncan’s next films is called Mute and has a Blade Runnerish vibe to it as can be seen in this lovely piece of concept art (from Liberty Films website).

It is set in Berlin and shooting starts there next year.

Speaking to io9 a while back Duncan Jones had this to say about the project.

The only reason that I mention Blade Runner is because there’s something about that particular film, where they really created a believable and realistic living breathing futuristic world. For all of the other films that have tried to do that I don’t think anything has come as close the way Blade Runner has to creating something believable. Something that feels real and organic. It’s like going to a real city and shooting a film there. You just get a sense that this place exists. [In] most of the science fiction films, it always feels a bit fake and a bit flat, but Blade Runner really didn’t. That’s the aspect of Blade Runner I’m hoping to capture. If and when I get the chance to do my film that I’m making.

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Holy Destro’s Mask – Concept art for the G.I. Joe bad guy

Posted by LiveFor on August 4, 2009

destroStephen Sommers, the director of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, has put this lovely piece of concept art on his official site.

It is the mask of James Cullen or Destro, played by Christopher Eccleston. Judging by this pic it will look rather cool.

Previously, we have seen an image of him from the action figure packaging and also some early CG work from the film.

What are your thoughts on the concept art? I’m still not sure if this film is going to be a great big mess or cheesily good.

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Thundercats – Concept Art

Posted by LiveFor on August 2, 2009

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MovieLine have some wonderful images based on the script, written by Paul Sopocy which was to follow Lion-O’s origin myth from young cub to his anointment as Lord of the ThunderCats, and was to be directed by veteran art director Jerry O’Flaherty.

Movieline has obtained O’Flaherty’s never-before-seen Thundercats concept art, demonstrating just how gorgeous and ambitious his vision for this production is.

No word on what is going to happen and if this will even see the light of day, but they sure are pretty. Above is Lion-O and below is Mumm-Ra’s pyramid.thunder1

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel show us your concept art

Posted by LiveFor on August 2, 2009

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Old school animation seems to be on the rise again. Disney Animation has revealed five new concept art photos for the animated musical Rapunzel, which is due out in November 2010.rapunzel5
It will feature the voices of Reese Witherspoon, David Schwimmer, Matthew Gary Gubler, Kristin Chenoweth, Dan Fogler, and Grey DeLisle.rapunzel4Personally I think it looks absolutely beautiful.
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Thundercats concept art…Snarf!

Posted by LiveFor on July 31, 2009

MovieLine have some wonderful images based on the script, written by Paul Sopocy which was to follow Lion-O’s origin myth from young cub to his anointment as Lord of the ThunderCats, and was to be directed by veteran art director Jerry O’Flaherty.

Movieline has obtained O’Flaherty’s never-before-seen Thundercats concept art, demonstrating just how gorgeous and ambitious his vision for this production is.

No word on what is going to happen and if this will even see the light of day, but they sure are pretty. Above is Lion-O and below is Mumm-Ra’s pyramid.
What do you think of the images?

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TRON LEGACY – Production Art – Looks amazing

Posted by LiveFor on July 24, 2009

Here is the first look at the title design for the TRON sequel. Below is some of the production art that was shown at Comic Con. We’ve got lightcycles, lightcars and lots more. Simply stunning.

I am assuming that the concept art was done by Daniel Simon as he was rumoured to be doing it back in February – check out that post for some more amazing artwork.

The trailer from last year has now been released in HD so have a look at the new light cycles in action. Stunning.






Second Generation Light Cycle: Designed in 1989 by Kevin Flynn and “rumor has it its still the fastest thing on the grid” It looks like an inbetween model in the evolution of light cycles, incorporating some of the look of the first film and the realness and slickness of the new design.
The Light Cycle: a much more evolved version of the light cycle which many saw in the trailer from last year’s con.
Light Runner, which is like a light cycle, but can hold 2 passengers. It is said to be very fast, and has the unique ability to go off the grid on its own power.

Source: AICN

/film also had a description of a scene shown at Comic Con and it sounds pretty good. It is outside the computer world:

The scene involved Kevin’s son being told in voiceover that someone received a page from his father’s old office, which has been abandoned for over 20 years. Flynn’s son shows up on a motor cycle. Flynn’s arcade has been long abandoned. He opens the door to reveal a room full of arcade machines, all covered with sheets. He inspects the old shut down arcade, and it is clear no one has been here in ages. He switches on the power and all the arcades turn on, as does a jukebox, which is playing retro 1980’s music. He goes up stairs to Flynn’s old office, which also looks untouched, everything covered. The next shot was kinda magical. He walks down an isle of games which ends with the Tron arcade game. He uncovers it and we see the retro 80’s graphics. He sticks in a quarter but the machine rejects it. He pulls out the machine to take a look at the back, and discovers a secret door. He opens the door and enters the darkness. Cut to black.

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What Deadpool could have looked like.

Posted by LiveFor on June 17, 2009


Now I know a lot of people (myself included) were not happy with the look of Deapool at the end of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Shiny skin, no mouth, swords kept in his arms meaning he can’t bend the arms if the swords are not extended. Still Ryan Reynolds was cool at the start of the film.

It was not the cancer faced, masked merc with a mouth we loved for the comic.

Now this concept art won’t make it any easier for us. While still different to the original version there are at least a few nods to his mask and look in the version above by Phillip Boutte Jr. They look as if they were for the Wade Wilson version at the start of the film.

The art below is similar to the final version in the film, but is a lot more sinister looking. Still not quite Deadpool, but it would have been better than the one we saw in the film. Mind you it does look a little like Torquemada from the 2000AD Nemesis the Warlock comic strip.

Source: io9

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UFO The Movie – Concept art

Posted by LiveFor on June 11, 2009

The recent news that Gerry Anderson’s classic TV show, UFO, was to be adapted to the big screen by producer Robert Evans met with quite a bit of joy. Gerry Anderson also seemed to like the idea.

The question though is what would it look like? Would it have the silver miniskirts and purple hair from the original show or would it be less campy and more darker?

CinemaSpy wondered the same thing and got together with Battlestar Galactica production illustrator Eric Chu.
After a lot of discussion they came up with these cool pieces of speculative concept art. I think they look great. They keep the original designs, but update them for todays audience.
Of course these are just “what if” pieces of work, but it is good to see people out there thinking hard about what the film could look like. Plus you never know, the filmmakers may like these images.
Do you feel this concept art captures the essence of the TV show?

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