The movie based on the Divergent series of books is a blockbuster hit making almost $300,000,000 worldwide. The movie depicts a dystopian world where the city of Chicago is divided into five factions that all control the place: Dauntless, Abnegation, Erudite, Amity and Candor. Everyone is divided among the factions and a young girl has to decide where she belongs. The production team had to create some pretty amazing sets and two of the most important sets where in the world of Dauntless where Beatrice "Tris" Prior (Shailene Woodley) the main character spends most of her time. One of the concept artists that helped craft the look of the world is Christian Lorenz Scheurer and he shared some designs for the Dauntless compaund, Chicago's L Train and alternate designs for the "Fear Chair" which plays a huge part in the film. He recently shared some concept art on his site.
Scheurer is a professional concept artist who's worked on blockbuster projects like Man of Steel (2013), House (2004) and The Fifth Element (1997).
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Andy Nicholson, the production designer, talked about the design of the Dauntless headquarters saying, "Dauntless have the run of Chicago, treating it like a giant assault course and occupying an industrial area of the city. They are also very cool with an informal discipline, so we thought that they would have requisitioned any buildings they needed rather than build their own, filling them with found and re-purposed objects. Their training and sleeping quarters reflect this, whereas the pit, dining hall, and especially the tattoo parlor are more funky places, where the use of color and ornamentation is more eclectic."
Chicago L Train
The Fear\Faction Testing Chair
Here's what the chair looked like in the film
Here's what the knife range looked like in the film
Unused Surveillance Camera Design
See more of Christian Lorenz Scheurer's stunning portfolio at http://www.christianlorenzscheurer.com
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What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Divergent what do you think of the Dauntless faction and Fear Chair designs?
Official Divergent Summary
"Based on the best-selling series by young adult novelist Veronica Roth, Divergent takes place in a futuristic version of America where people are divided into five different factions based on their personalities. On the day of the choosing ceremony, Tris Prior (Woodley) finds out she is Divergent and can never fit into any of the five designated factions. Armed with the dangerous knowledge that she’ll never fit in and the discovery that there is a secret conspiracy aimed at destroying all Divergents in existence, Tris must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late."Directed by Neil Burger
Cinematography by Alwin H. Küchler
Production Design by Andy Nicholson
Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Kate Winslet
Release Dates: March 18, 2014 (Los Angeles Premiere), March 21, 2014 (United States)
Official Site: http://divergentthemovie.com
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