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