Thursday, May 29, 2014

Phenomenal X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Sentinel Concept Art by Maciej Kuciara

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - by Maurice Mitchell 4

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Sentinel concept art by Maciej Kuciara

Check out X-Men: Days of Future Past concept art by Maciej Kuciara!

Bryan Singer wanted to have the mutant hunting robot Sentinels ever since the first X-Men film, but it wasn't until the latest film that he was able to make them the main villain. Production designer John Myhr and his team started with the comics, but found the designs varied wildly over the years except for the purple helmet and glowing yellow eyes. "The first thing I did was say, 'What do the Sentinels look like?'" Myhr told Collider "And it's amazing how often they've changed since the 60s and stayed quite often the same."  One of the artists that helped bring the redesigned Sentinels to the screen was Maciej Kuciara.

Kuciara is a professional concept artist who's worked on big budget movies like the upcoming Jupiter Ascending (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

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"Future Sentinel designs for X-Men: Days of Future Past film." Kuciara said on his site. "With talented folks at MPC and direction from Virginie Bourdin and VFX Supervisor Richard Stammers, I was responsible for the design of future Sentinels. The design process involved using replicator method in Luxology's Modo - I was creating moving patterns based on reference provided to the team by director Bryan Singer.









"I've also went thru several design passes to explore different avenues for the look of the sentinels. With help of other artists from MPC, we looked more closely at the shape language of the sentinels. Below you can see more successful examples of masculine vs feminine shapes." - Maciej Kuciara




"Most sentinel development efforts were put into creating variations of approved general shape and pattern language. We also looked at different ways the sentinel would animate its body parts for different functions. Opening head to attack, animating arm into drill, etc." - Maciej Kuciara







See more of Maciej Kuciara's marvelous portfolio at http://kuciara.com

Click on the links if you want to see more of Maciej Kuciara's work or X-Men: Days of Future Past on my blog. Come back tomorrow for more alternate Sentinel designs.

Images via Comic Book Movie (Nailbiter111)

What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen X-Men: Days of Future Past what did you think?

Official X-Men: Days of Future Past Summary
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
Directed by Bryan Singer
Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel
Production Design by John Myhre
Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart
Release date: May 23, 2014 (USA)
Official Site: www.X-MenMovies.com
© Copyright 2014 20th Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, The Donners' Company, Simon Kinberg Production, 20th Century Fox. All rights reserved

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4 comments:

  1. Interesting all the changes in just one design. The second one looks so sinister.

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  2. I'm not a big fan of the Sentinels. It's a part of the X-Men story that just doesn't work for me and I'm not even sure I could tell you why.

    BTW, on your response to my comment on the Minority Report post, I really enjoy our exchanges about films, even though we pursue different passions within the medium. You inspire me to bone up on my scifi chops.

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  3. I agree! I've learned a lot about classic movies on your site.

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  4. They really explored a lot of designs on what are an iconic part of comics. Really incredible artwork. Have a compounded day.

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