So the concept artist for Blade Runner and Tron, Syd Mead, is now working with Neill Blomkamp, the guy who did Distrct 9. The new movie Elysium is shrouded in mystery, although a weird video credited to Blomkamp appeared on the web a little while ago.
The only thing that seems to be certain is that the movie is set on another planet, which is all but certain now that Mead is on board. His artwork is nothing short of amazing; he’s like the Alex Ross of Sci-Fi. Can’t wait to see the mind blowing paintings to come out of this little project.
Here’s a little intro to Syd Mead, told from interviews with him and random important people who all have sweet jobs
Here’s the so-called viral trailer of Elysium
Here’s a nice little gallery of some crazy concept art.