Check This Out: Weta Workshop's Nifty 'Art of District 9' Book

September 5, 2010
Source: Weta

The Art of District 9

Although its been over a year since District 9 hit theaters, it's still one of my favorite modern sci-fi flicks, and it's still one film I always think back to. At Comic-Con, I picked up a life-size replica of one of the alien weapons, which is on display on top of my DVD shelves. Weta Workshop, which designed the weapons and aliens and vehicles in the film, is releasing a new book called The Art of District 9 next month which you can pre-order on the Weta website. A fully-featured product page launched with some photos from the book and I thought it looked cool enough to feature today, especially for anyone else who also loves District 9 too.

Weta's The Art of District 9

Weta's The Art of District 9

Weta's The Art of District 9

The Art of District 9 only costs an inexpensive $35 to buy in the US - I've already pre-order my copy! It's a beautiful 160-page hard-cover book featuring: behind-the-scenes photographs, commentary and quotes from the director & artists, more than 650 pieces of concept art, more than 200 photographs of conceptual sculptures and finished props, two-dozen concepts and sketches from director Neill Blomkamp, plenty of new images of props not seen in the final cut of the film, and much more. The guns, the aliens, the vehicles, the graphic language - the world of District 9 was designed & developed at Weta Workshop. Awesome book!

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  • But why so late ? ... It has to come out even before the release of the movie as usual !!! No matter ... I will have this .. sooner or later 😉
  • By the way Alex you mentioned your DVD shelve !!! and I saw the image ... Can you give some information about how many and what are the DVDs are ??? I want to know which one of us have more movies 😉
  • Looks a great book. After much deliberation, I decided that this was my number 1 all time favourite film so I'll try and pick up the book when I can. Thanks for the heads up.
  • Following my earlier comment, I've just added this to my wish list on Amazon. Thanks again.
  • I have it preordered and it should arrive just on time for my birthday; it's a great price for what you get. I sort of wish it had a shooting script, like the Dark Knight or V for Vendetta art books, because it would be fun to see the basis of all that improv, but Weta didn't do that. Maybe that could be another book. Anyway, I had to smile because when I read "graphic language" my first thought was, but Weta didn't design all the cussing and swearing! But I immediately realized they meant the alien script. I've seen D9 25 times.
  • Knawx
    Pre-order? Check.
  • tEDDY bESS
    I need that book in my life.
  • fook!
    A great keepsake to a great movie. Agree with #5 on the shooting script omission.




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