Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Enjoy the Marvellously Nostagic Chaos of Super 8 Concept Art

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - by Maurice Mitchell 1

The beauty and terror of the 1970's has been immortalized by Jamie Rama in concept art for the thriller Super 8.

Director J.J. Abram's latest film is full of imagery of youthful exuberance and childhood innocence. It's a perfect complement to the terror and mayhem that is promised. Jamie Rama has released some concept art on his website and it looks marvelous.

Official synopsis:
"In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth -- something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined." - Paramount

A young boy eats breakfast cereal and watches a cheesy horror movie. Notice the sheriff in the background discussing recent horrifying events.

A typical 1970's ranch home. I like the little metal lunch box on the counter. Reminds me of one I had as a kid.

Two boys look inside the torn remnants of a freight train. Whatever was inside was behind some pretty thick broken glass.

A typical Air Force Base...Where is everyone?

Jamie Rama creates some amazing visuals. His work has been seen in the X-Men: First Class
Check out more of his work at http://jamierama.com/

Super 8 comes out this Friday (June 10, 2011) in the U.S.

Does these illustrations bring back memories?
Update: Corrected typos

About the Author

Maurice Mitchell
Lover of science fiction and art.

1 comment:

  1. This is really interesting. I didn't know they did concept art on such basic things as kitchens and living rooms. I always imagined concept art only applied to crazy stuff that would be hard to visualize. These really capture a sense of the time.

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