Wednesday, April 10, 2013

E L Y S I U M

The trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Elysium has just been released, check it out here, it's fuckin rad. It also shows a lot of the stuff I designed for the film, like the exo-skeletal power frames that Matt and Sharlto are wearing, and some weapons (like the ChemRail and my favourite, the Russian air-burst bullet encoder, seen on the AK-47 above). Can't wait to see the film, and to be able to show all the designs I did, which were some of my best work I think, including lots of things that didn't make it into the final script. Images above copyright Sony Pictures.

30 comments:

  1. fuckin' rad alright... so cool you designed some of this stuff. Can't wait to see this film which is not a sequel, not an adaptation of a game or a book or a remake/reboot. Like, when does that happen these days??

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  2. The AK-47 mod looks awesome. Can't wait to check out the film and also your post about the rest of the stuff you designed for it! Some of your best work you say? Oh shit...

    It's always a treat to check out your work.

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  3. is there going to be an artbook for this?

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  4. I was like.. what a cool hitech gun :)

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  5. Saw the trailer and thought of your work - I'm so glad it is! Awesome!

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  6. Holy crap! the movie will be awesome!!!

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  7. Great job man. Love your design work.

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  8. Great! The film looks fantastic.

    After the draft K3LOID was hoping to see some of your concept on the big screen!!

    Here's an interesting link for all! :
    http://www.civilcooperationbureau.com/index.php

    Expect the film and your new publications!

    http://memolaluigi.blogspot.it/

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  9. You're my hero. Can't wait to see this film!

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  10. Im not sure if im waiting more to see the film or your desings! i just have the book white clouds wolrds, and its great, the way your describe your work and ideas shows the great artist you are, Cheers from Argentina

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  11. This is the first movie ever that I will be watching to try to guess which weapons you've designed. Seeing you design them and learning that function is the inspiration for it completely changed my perspective. Had no clue that was needed. *enlightened*

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  12. Really looking forward to seeing this! Please show us whatever you can as soon as you can :)

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  13. Can't wait to see what you've done on this film. Just received "Nuthin but Mech" today, was really pleased to see your work inside.

    Thanks for sharing, always a pleasure for my eyes. :)

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  14. Cheers!
    Very much looking forward to showing the concept work I did for the film, and if you's are excited by that notion then your minds will be blown when you see the phenomenal work my co-workers at Weta produced! Including the almighty Christian Pearce and Leri Greer!

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  15. cant wait for the movie and the conc3pts ... will be rad for sure...

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  16. Dat AK is some tastey stuff. As soon as i saw the trailer i knew you were part of it. Awesome stuff :D

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  17. Kick ass bro - could totally see your fingers all over it. Looks like one of the most convincing sci-fi's in a long time. Any of the Mech Soldier (that Matt Damon decides doesn't need a head) yours?

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  18. The robot design is by the monstrously talented Christian Pearce, he also did lots of other rad stuff for the film, including a dope sub machine gun, a gold plated pistol, some space ships, and heaps more!

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  19. So the fact that it's an air-burst 'encoder' means that it can be programmed on the fly and streams direct to the ammo? Nice - it'll be great to enjoy some of the tactical weaponry that District 9 did so well.

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  20. Looking at the weapon figures from the civilcooperationbureau.com website gives some funny numbers.

    The Cousar Crowe rifle for example, with a stated muzzle velocity of 5-8 km/s, KE of 19-30mJ per round and a rate of fire of 1-1200 rounds per minute and a caliber of 0.22, results in a projectile mass of 0.6-2.4 kg (roughly 150-600 times the density of modern rounds of the same caliber) and a recoil of 96,000-240,000 N*s, which at the low end would send a wielder weighing 80kg flying at 1200 m/s by shooting just one round.

    That's roughly mach 3.5 by the way.

    For a full 1200rpm emptying a 30 round magazine in 0.025 seconds would result in said 80kg wielder flying at a hilarious 36,000 m/s after said 0.025 second burst, and that's using the low end figures.

    High end figures would send the poor slob flying at a ludicrous velocity of 90,000 m/s (~mach 265) after emptying a 30 round magazine with a single squeeze of the trigger...

    Each round would also hit with more power than modern tank rounds.

    Admittedly, his could make for an extremely amusing if rather short film.

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  21. Ha ha ha fantastic! I had nothing to do with those figures... I wonder who cooked them up?

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  22. Awesome work! I love your designs, they are so unique and creative.

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  23. Wonderful stuff as usual. Do you know if an artbook is planned for the movie, like for District 9?

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  25. It looks freakin awesome. Did u design all the weapons/tech on the CCB site? Are you going to post all your work for elysium?

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  26. Amazing work Aaron. Can't wait to see the movie.

    p.s. I'm in love with that AK mod :)

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  27. Cant wait to see the movie and your concepts!

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  28. Looks astounding and as always your work is stellar...I want a Chemrail rifle for dealing with household pests...

    Already tired of Halo fanboys claiming ownership of space habitats and exo armour but to me this film already vastly more interesting in both concept and execution, can't wait to see it and also feverishly grab an "art of" book.

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  29. I was blown away by your art, and i just bought the art of the film book, you are very talented ;
    You dont have more pics of that ak-47 encoder?, thanks keep doing your thing

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  30. Awesome post! Looking forward to learning more about this as you make more progress.

    - JO
    Grapevine window tinting

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