Wednesday, June 26, 2013

See the Hyde You Didn't See in LXG (LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN) by Steve Johnson and Constantine Sekeris

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - by Maurice Mitchell 1


While the League of Extraordinary Gentleman (LXG) (2003) movie was a pale imitation of the graphic novel by Grant Morrison, the special effects by Steve Johnson's team were top notch.

I found this old Hyde make-up effects video on YouTube and it's amazing how much thought and work went into the design of the monstrous Mr. Hyde.

The video has Johnson explaining the many design decisions that went into making Jason Flemyng into Dr. Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde.

Check out the video after the jump and see the concept art that could have made him look even freakier.

First, here's what he looked like in the film.
Here's the concept art.






Now watch the fascinating behind-the-scenes videos.

PART 1

Part 2


Official Description
A hunter, a scientist, a vampire, an invisible man, an immortal, a spy, a beast…when a masked madman known as "The Fantom" threatens to launch global Armageddon, legendary adventurer Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery) commands a legion of superheroes, the likes of which mankind has never seen. 

Directed by Stephen Norrington

Starring Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West, Jason Flemyng and Richard Roxburgh


See more of Steve Johnson's work at his Facebook page and Constantine Sekeris' portfolio at constantinesekerisdesign.blogspot.com.

© Copyright 2003 20th Century Fox. All rights reserved

What do you think of the design? Do you think some of the designs are better or worse than the final film?

About the Author

Maurice Mitchell
Lover of science fiction and art.

1 comment:

  1. nice... i interviewed steve johnson... years ago, you could tell the passion he had in his work... thank you!

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