DREDD Concept Art: Eagle Logo, Judge Anderson's ESP & Different Versions Of The Lawmaster
Neil Miller was the VFX Art Director on Dredd, and he has uploaded many of his designs for the film. Hit the jump to also see some fantastic concept art of Mega City One, including interior and exterior designs for the Peach Trees housing block.
Before you take a look at the wonderful Dredd concept art below I really wanted to reach out to the Comic Book Movie community. I want to urge you to go and see this movie, and to tell your friends that they too should go and see this movie. Presently the film is not fairing well at the box office, and to me that is bizarre. We finally have an R-rated movie based on a beloved comic book, that is praised by critics, yet it's suffering at the box office? If you want Hollywood to believe that people actually want to see films of this nature, you have to get off your butts and see it. Spread the word, it's vital!
If you don't, then you can expect more kid friendly versions of your favorite comic books. I still cringe when I see "Fantastic Four" and the Dalmatian on the firetruck covers it's eyes with it's paws. I for the love of all that is holy don't want any more of that. Dredd needs our help people and I say we chip in.
Neil Miller - My role as DREDD vfx Art Director began with producing pre- production art work directly from script, and working right through the whole production to the very last vfx 'final' on the film. In that time i was also responsible for building and supervising the in house art dept and matte painting crew. It was a fantastic opportunity to explore designs, pretty much with a blank canvas. The designs, concepts and finished vfx shots shown here are a selection of the work that I produced over a two year period. Much of the work shows the progression of early design, right through to finished VFX on some of the main establishing shots in the film. These include the MEGA CITY ONE designs, including Peach Trees, and Peach Trees (inner) ATRIUM.
Other key designs shown here are some exploration of sequence look-dev, including Anderson esp/inside head. The subtle slow mo skin iridescence; some Dredd props, the detailing of a robotic eye, and also the new DREDD eagle logo which is used throughout the film, but is most visible large in the end titles.
Judge Anderson ESP Concept
Mega City One Concept Art
Peach Trees Block Concept Art
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The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.
During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.
The film opens in 3D September 21st.
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