Cool Koba Concept Art - DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
The website, Film Sketchr, conducted an interview with the very talented conceptual artist, Jerad S. Marantz ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"). The interview also features concept art that Jerad designed for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Edge of Tomorrow and Grimm season 3.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes had a huge opening weekend, pulling in over $70M. One of the reasons for the film's success was Toby Kebbell's motion-capture-performance as Koba. Come see some alternate looks for this terrifying ape.
Film Sketchr: You worked on the first film "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." What was it like going back to that world and picking it up years later?
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Jerad Marantz: It was great to come back to the Apes franchise. After working on the first film and seeing what an incredible movie it was I was so excited to start working on the second one. Though I spent a lot of time on many of the different ape designs my absolute favorite was Koba. Designing Koba was one of those rare experiences where I got the design through in the first pass. Many times I work on the show there is a lot of back-and-forth in the design process. You submit an image and then you get a lot of notes. This was not the case with the Koba design. In the very first pass I got the character through and the design went straight to Weta. That's only happened two other times in my career but never on such a big blockbuster film. Coming back to the character for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was such an honor being able to take him further.
I've been a bit of a shut in these past several days and haven't had time yet to see the film. It's getting really good reviews and as a fan I can't wait. I did pick up the art of book and was really excited to see a couple of my images in there.
It's very rare that you get to be a part of such an incredible project. I can't wait to see what they do for the third film. (Click here for the full interview)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films
The stunning new art book on Planet of the Apes! A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Publication date: July 8 2014
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A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is being directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The cast includes: Andy Serkis (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Public Enemies, The Great Gatsby), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Harry Potter film series), Keri Russell (The Americans, Mission Impossible III), Toby Kebbell (The Prince of Persia, Wrath of the Titans, Rock N Rolla), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, ParaNorman), Enrique Murciano (Traffic, Black Hawk Down), Kirk Acevedo (The Thin Red Line) and Judy Greer (The Descendants, Three Kings, 13 Going on 30). The film climbs into theaters July 11, 2014
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