Slightly unintentionally, this week is going to be all about Kiwi special effects house WETA Workshop, who’ve worked on Peter Jackson’s Lord of Rings and Hobbit films, Mad Max: Fury Road, Avatar and (most relevantly for this post), all of Neill Blomkamp’s films.
Christian Pearce is one of the WETA artists who worked on District 9 and Elysium, and because of that he’s getting two posts. One for weird aliens and their technology and one for ROBOTS (and guns).
It’s interesting to see how designs evolve from concept to screen. The weapons and tools kept the convoluted, intricate, functional look of industrial physics experiments, but the aliens (prawns) lost some of the homeless Granny vibe they have here…