|Lucy (2014) concept art by Ben Mauro|
The film Lucy had a massive budget at an estimated 49 million euro (or $65,759,189). EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert told JeuxActu it has, "the highest budget in the history of EuropaCorp… Luc Besson has never put so many special effects in a movie." When you have that many special effects it takes a ton of concept art and one of the talented artists working on the film was Ben Mauro. He recently shared some concept art on his site.
Mauro is a professional concept artist who's worked on Hollywood films like Man of Steel (2014), Elysium (2013) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).
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"Had the huge pleasure and honor to work with Luc Besson again on his recent film LUCY, helping him visualize a lot of the more cerebral portions of his script. Was fun to work with him early on to develop and visualize the future computers seen at the end and visualize some other really out there ideas. One of the first big projects to come out finally working as an independent directly with the client/director, was fun to go on set, see our names in the credits as ourselves and be able to post our work with no hassle...... amazing. Enjoy!
"Future computers, various explorations working with Luc to visualize what he wanted the future computers to look like, he had a pretty specific idea for what they should look like, the finals sort of ended up being a mix of both of these."
See more of Ben Mauro's bangin' portfolio at http://www.artofben.com and make sure you check out the high res versions of these illustrations!
Click on the links if you want to see more of Ben Mauro's work or Lucy artwork on my blog.
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What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Lucy what do you think of the designs?
Official Lucy Summary
"From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic."
Directed by Luc Besson
Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast
Production Design by Hugues Tissandier
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton, Amr Waked, Choi Min-sik, Pilou Asbæ
Release date: July 25, 2014 (US), August 6, 2014 (France)
Official Site: http://www.lucymovie.com/
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