Were you a fan of Neill Blomkamp’s District 9? If so you’ll want to check out The Art of District 9: Weta Workshop, which just became available for pre-order and illustrates the guns, the aliens, the vehicles, the graphic language – the whole world of District 9 that was designed and developed at Weta Workshop.
District 9, one of the most successful movies of 2009, was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture. Written and directed by Neill Blomkamp and produced by Peter Jackson, it deals with race relations through the language of science fiction, touching people the world over.
The Art of District 9: Weta Workshop tells the story from start to finish and illustrates the conceptual design process. How early sketches developed and evolved into the movie you saw on your screens. Click here for the Weta website, or pre-order your copy from the EvilShop below.
Richard Taylor, Weta’s Creative Director and five-time Academy Award winner, together with designers Greg Broadmore, David Meng, Leri Greer, and Christian Pearce, worked closely with Neill Blomkamp and have contributed hundreds of pieces of conceptual art to this book. Daniel Falconer, Weta designer and author of The Crafting of Narnia and The World of Kong, has collected the material and written The Art of District 9: Weta Workshop. The cover design is by Leri Greer.
This beautiful 160-page hard-cover volume, which has a release date of December 21st, features:
* Foreword by director Neill Blomkamp
* Introduction by Richard Taylor
* Behind-the-scenes photographs
* Commentary and quotes from the director and artists
* More than 650 pieces of concept art
* More than 200 photographs of conceptual sculptures and finished props
* Two-dozen concepts and sketches from director Neill Blomkamp
* Many images of props not seen in the final cut of the film
* …and much more…
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