|Terminator Salvation concept art by Miles Teves|
The design of the Terminator has changed over the years, but they're all cool. For Terminator Salvation they designed a bunch of unique robots, but one design was never built: The Black Terminator. Director McG said many of the machine designs were influenced by H.R. Giger and production designer Martin Laing gave the robots a black and degraded look since none of them are new.
Miles Teves is a Hollywood conceptual and storyboard artist, specializing in character design and make-up effects for films like Spider-Man (2002), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) and Batman and Robin (2002).
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"This design was for a singular Terminator robot we referred to as the 'Black Terminator' or the 'Assassin'." Teves said, "He was to be a special robot dispatched to hunt down our hero relentlessly, much like the Terminators of the previous films. He was to be very tall, made of anodized, black-chromed, titanium, and to be outfitted with special weaponry. He was to be unique in some way, yet similar to the T-600.
"Here, in this drawing, I have borrowed elements from one my my favorite yet underrated robotic, movie villain designs, to try to give him a more interesting and menacing silhouette." - Miles Teves
See more of Miles Teves' portfolio on the film at milesteves.com.
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What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Terminator: Salvation what did you think? Would you have liked to see this bruiser in the movie?
Official Terminator Salvation Summary
In the aftermath of Judgment Day and the machine takeover, resistance leader John Connor (Christian Bale) must counter Skynet’s plan to terminate mankind. Rallying his underground street fighters for a last, desperate battle, he realizes that to save the future he must rescue his own father Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin). But the most shocking discovery comes with the arrival of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a mysterious loner from the past who challenges Connor with an impossible choice and leads them both on a brutal journey into the heart of the enemy.
Directed by McG
Cinematography by Shane Hurlbut
Production Design by Martin Laing
Starring: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Helena Bonham Carter
Release date: May 21, 2009
Official Site: http://terminatorsalvation.warnerbros.com
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