|The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (2015) - Lizard Mutts|
The last chapter of the Hunger Games films ruled the weekend making over $51.6 million in the U.S. In the movie Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her team are attacked by Mutts (short for "Muttations") that are different from how the book describes them. One of the skilled artists, Jared Krichevsky, shared some artwork on his Facebook page of what they almost looked like.
Jared Krichevsky is a professional concept artist who's worked on Hollywood films like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and The Wolverine (2013).
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In the book the lizard mutts are described this way:
"They are white, four-limbed, about the size of a full-grown human, but that’s where the comparisons stop. Naked, with long reptilian tails, arched backs, and heads that jut forward. They swarm over the Peacekeepers, living and dead, clamp on to their necks with their mouths and rip off the helmeted heads. Apparently, having a Capitol pedigree is as useless here as it was in 13. It seems to take only seconds before the Peacekeepers are decapitated. The mutts fall to their bellies and skitter toward us on all fours."
"Some development work I did for the last movie in the series," Krichevsky said, "The prompt was for [an] eyeless subterranean lizard to take on Katnisssss and crew. The final design ended up in a different direction, and was designed by the talented Luca Nemolato."
Here's what they look like in the film
See more of Jared Krichevsky's brilliant portfolio at http://www.jaredkrichevsky.com
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What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 what do you think of the Mutts?
Official The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Summary
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival - they are for the future. With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends - including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] - Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced."
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Cinematography by Jo Willems
Production Design by Philip Messina
Starring stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Donald Sutherland
Release Date(s): November 4, 2015 (Berlin premiere), November 20, 2015 (United States)
Official Site: http://www.thehungergames.movie
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