Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Alien Mimics Were Almost More Terrifying in EDGE OF TOMORROW Concept Art by Nuttavut Baiphowongse

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - by Maurice Mitchell 3

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) concept art by Nuttavut Baiphowongse
Check out Edge of Tomorrow concept art by Nuttavut Baiphowongse!

For the science fiction film Edge of Tomorrow they had the monumental task of designing a new alien. Production designer Oliver Scholl said, "Everybody has their own opinion what a true alien should look like. Starting point was the novel, then things got 'opened up' and we went crazy. One could argue that our final Mimic at least has arms radiating like a seastar, if longer and nastier. Did you know aliens have to have a face? I think we ended up with something unique and memorable after all.Many people and companies contributed their ideas, Steve Burg,  Tani Kunitake, Ed Natividad, to name some. The final design was developed in chevant by Ivan Mazella, rendered and cg-modeled by Kevin Jenkins’ Framestore art group. All in great collaboration with Nick Davis and vfx."

One of the artists that helped contribute was Nuttavut Baiphowongse and he shared his artwork on his DeviantArt page. Baiphowongse is a professional concept artist who's worked on blockbuster films like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Noah (2014) and 300: Rise of an Empire (2014).

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"I have chance to design Mimics from Edge of tomorrow back in 2011. It's very early designs I did so it turn out in the movie look totally different from the beginning. I really enjoy movie so much fun." - Baiphowongse





See more of Nuttavut Baiphowongse's stunning portfolio at http://baizilla.deviantart.com

Click on the links if you want to see more of Nuttavut Baiphowongse's work or Edge of Tomorrow artwork on my blog.

What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Edge of Tomorrow what do you think of the alien designs?

Official Edge of Tomorrow Summary
"Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission.  Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop ”forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt).  And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy. Liman is directing 'Edge of Tomorrow' from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, based on the novel entitled All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka."
Directed by Doug Liman
Cinematography by Dion Beebe
Production Design by Oliver Scholl
Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jeremy Piven, Ciarán Hinds, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda, and Tony Way
Release date: May 28, 2014 (London IMAX),  June 6, 2014 (United States), July 4, 2014 (Japan)
Official Site: http://www.edgeoftomorrowmovie.com
Copyright 2014 Warner Bros. Pictures. All rights reserved


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Maurice Mitchell
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3 comments:

  1. These are great designs but neither these nor the final designs shown in the film are more than merely generic and both do a very poor job of explaining why they're 'Mimicks'.

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  2. They were already super creepy in this film. This would have upped the creep factor ten fold.

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  3. Wow, amazing designs. Really imaginative

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