Thursday, February 26, 2009

Superman "Flyby"


Here's a random image from the ill-fated Brett Ratner-directed, JJ Abrams-written version of Superman. I was on the show for about 4 months, of which I think about 3 months was without a director. I overlapped BR for about two weeks before he left, and I think about 2 weeks before I left to get married McG took over the show. This is about as un-dynamic a composition as you can come up with, but Production Designer Owen Patterson wanted a straight one-point perspective view of Superman facing off against the Rouser (a Japa... er, Kryptonian Battle Pod, don't ask) so you could compare scale. I had fun designing the Rouser, though.

12 comments:

Sarhan Rashid said...

The rouser looks dumb as hell but Superman vs a giant robot would've been a thrilling cinematic experience in the hands of a capable director.

bryan_t said...

Never really understood why some of the action in the film had to take place in Gotham... bizarre... Nice design work, though. I'm sure seeing Superman go against a big bad-ass robot would've been pretty sweet.

Bruce Wayne said...

This would have been a really interesting flick. Oh well

SolidGoldChimp said...

A strange 'what?' moment there, I read that as you "left to get married to McG".

still, good design.

Big Pun said...

Oh yeah. That's the Wayne building from BB isnt it?

Wilbert said...

The Robot fight would of have been great. But JJ Abrams script was God-Awful. I mean come on, Lex Luther from Kyproton. lol @ JJ Abrams idea.

Mauricio said...

I saw your talk at Comic Con this past weekend. Really great and really great art!
-Mauricio

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Sam said...

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Jimmy Christ said...

Would you be okay with us using this image in an issue of SciFiNow magazine? We're running a big feature on the unmade Superman movies.

You can can contact me at james.hoare (atttttt) imagine-publishing.co.uk if you have any questions.

I'm a huge fan of your work!

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