Friday, 23 October 2009

District 9 Concept Art - Some Guns...

images©wingnut film

Guns! I like to design guns. What a sad human being I am.
They're pretend guns so that makes ok though eh? Hello?....

These three designs were all based on a phrase or concept that Neill threw out to me:
An electric 'lightening' gun (the Arc Generator), a Gas Thrower- something that would project out gas or liquid like a flame thrower, but unlit - perhaps some destructive, corrosive gel or gas (it ended up just blowing shit up in the film - corroding humans costs a lot of effects budget...) and an Assault Rifle.
The Assault rifle has all these little tubes down the side - the idea being that each tube discharges an explosive burst of gas one after the other down the length of the barrel behind the projectile - a linear accelerator gun, like a rail gun but without the magnets. Of course it would fire these all rapidly to get a high rate of fire.

That shit is nerdy.

We went through a few colour schemes - the arc generator was originally black with red accents (we tried a few colours) and Neill sent back a tweaked version to me (hence me crediting him on the design, and the leftover watermark).

There were also versions of the Arc Generator and the Assault Rifle adjusted to go on the Exo suit.


Moai said...

Flippin' awesome designs, man. This makes me hungrier than ever for IFX 50!

andrew domo said...

can't wait to get my hands on that issue. These are fantastic, Greg.

Merlin said...

hey Greg,

I was wonder what the black thing on top of the assault rifle is. is it somekind of scope?

DEISIGN said...

Sir, the work you did for District 9 is trully amazing. I had been looking for you since I saw the film.
And I'll keep comming back for more!
Thanks for sharing =)

JESTER said...

Super sweet designs!! Great Work Greg!!

Alfonso de la Torre said...

love the guns! specially the arch gen is my favorite.

Chris Battle said...

Finally caught the film tonight (w/Neill & Terry Q&A... nice!) and man, it was great. Loved all the tech; Nice job!

Greg Broadmore said...

Merlin - the black device on the top of the gun was intended to be a bit of sighting tech. (a scope, collimating sight, range finder etc..)
You never got to see it in detail in the film of course.
There's also a little black box with an antenna in front which is a sighting computer and transmitter - to an eye piece for instance)
Hey Chris - you saw the film with Neill and Terri? Was that a Q&A or something?
Glad you enjoyed it!