Friday, February 15, 2013

PACIFIC RIM Concept Art by Doug Williams and Guillermo del Toro

Friday, February 15, 2013 - by Maurice Mitchell 1

Total Film has a couple of concept art images and you can see them here along with some drawings from Guillermo del Toro's notebook for the film.The first two images are by professional concept artist Doug Williams and the rest are from director Guillermo del Toro who always does detailed sketches when developing his films.

"You can see two of those exclusive pieces by Doug Williams right here. The first puts the overwhelming scale of the Jaegers [giant robots] into perspective, as a Russian collosus ("Cherno Alpha") stands guard, dominating the skyline. The second features a freaky Skull Temple that’s fused with its derelict urban surroundings."

Pacific Rim (2013) Russian Jaeger "Cherno Alpha" concept art by Doug Williams
 Check out the rest of the art after the jump and click on the images to enlarge.




Pacific Rim (2013) "Skull Temple" concept art by Doug Williams

Flixster managed to get some images from the Legendary Pictures panel at the New York Comic Convention in 2012. For the design of the monsters, del Toro said "he initially got a bunch of artists he liked in a room to sketch and design anything they wanted. Eventually he clamped down on the creative freedom and had two major stipulations: the monsters needed to look like they could be real creatures, and that the artist couldn't be too referential to existing monsters." He eventually settled on approximately 9 types of kaiju (monsters) and 6 or 7 Jaegers (robots).

Here are del Toro's explanations of the drawings in the online discussion.


"Not Jaegers- GAS MASKS for Black Market Kaiju scavangers. A scavanger walking away with two cuticles on his back."


"Mako in a rain of Ashes as a kid."

"The bones of a fallen kaiju"

"Mako in her military garb in the rain (short haircut)."

See more of Doug Williams work at http://dougblot.blogspot.com/.

Official Synopsis
"When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes--a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)--who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse."


Official Site: http://www.pacificrimmovie.com
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Production Designer:
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Brad William Henke, Diego Klattenhoff
Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro
Production Design by Andrew Neskoromny, Carol Spier

Release date: July 11, 2013
(Via io9)
@Copyright 2013 Legendary Pictures

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1 comment:

  1. Think there is a lot of Lovecraft influence in the creatures they designed.

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