EXCLUSIVE: Harald Belker's STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS & OBLIVION Concept Art
Entertainment vehicle designer, Harald Belker, has sent us exclusive concept art, that includes designs for a Starfleet single seater ship, an unused Klingon ship, and Oblivion. art for Jack's (Tom Cruise) futuristic foldable motorcycle.
If you are a Hollywood producer and need a vehicle designed that will grab the attention of moviegoers, then Harald Belker is one of the first designers that you give a ring. He has made quite a name for himself in Hollywood with his bold Batmbolie designs (1997's Batman and Robin), and sculpted a stunning future for vehicle designs with his groundbreaking work in Steven Spielberg's Minority Report.
Recently, we featured Harald's amazing Superman: Flyby work, and now he has been kind enough to send us his latest contributions for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness and Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion.
As for Star Trek Into Darkness, Harald designed Starfleet single seater and Klingon ships. You can view images of both designs below, but I would also encourage you to head on over to Film Sketchr, as they have a few more images and a rather candid interview with Harald Belker.
Here is an excerpt:
Q: What vehicle design did you work on for the film?
I was mainly hired to develop the Klingon ship, I was also let go at the point where it was written out of the script that we had any Klingon ships. [Editor: Since then, the Klingon ships were written back in.]
Click here for the full interview.
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and directed/produced by J.J. Abrams. Returning for the sequel are Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Zoë Saldana, and Anton Yelchin. They are joined by new cast members Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller. The film beams into theaters May 17th, 2013.
Oblivion was a very enjoyable film, and a part of it's success can be attributed to the designs for the Bubbleship, and Cloud Tower. But let us not forget Jack's futuristic folding motocross bike, which Harald Belker helped bring to life with his marvelous designs. He also contributed to the designs of the Odyssey space shuttle, which is seen in flashback's to Jack's (Tom Cruise) NASA mission.
Odyssey Space Shuttle Designs
Tom Cruise stars in OBLIVION, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one mans confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.
Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jacks mission is nearly complete. Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.
OBLIVION was directed by Joseph Kosinski, from a screenplay written by Karl Gajdusek and Michael deBruyn. The cast includes: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo. It lands in theaters April 19, 2013!
Not really, I would like to see my PULSE racers come to life. That's about it.
PULSE features Harald Belker's vision of the future of racing. There was a time when the fastest means of travel was a jet, but in 2035, private conglomerates have harnessed magnetic levitation (Mag-Lev) to create trains that get people from place to place to place in a fraction of the time.
To advertise the cutting-edge technology and sheer speed of Mag-Lev, events were held with a handful of machines and fearless racers. Within a few years, PULSE Racing Grand Prix were hosted in major metropolitan areas with the funding of the cities.
The world of Pulse racing is introduced and illustrated via elaborate drawings and digitally rendered futuristic vehicles while telling the story of an adventurous young man thrown into the whirlpool of an all encompassing and physically grueling sport. Through captivatingly sleek and futuristic images, the audience follows the racers to the limits of speed and power while they are barely on the ground. The sleds force their drivers to the edge of human endurance while keeping the racing fans on their feet in excitement and enthusiam. Tactics and rules make the outcome of the race a nail bitter until the end as you never know who will emerge victorious in this incredible world of futuristic racing. Click here to pickup a copy at Amazon
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