Cool Stuff: Order the 'Elysium' Chemrail + Exoskeleton Shirt from Weta
We've been waiting for them to start selling this! For those that loved Neill Blomkamp's second feature, Elysium, the design house Weta has started selling swag from the movie on their website. Weta did some design work on the various vehicles, weapons and droids seen in the sci-fi movie and has the rights to sell some replica products. For District 9, they sold full-size replicas of the weapons, and it looks like they're doing the same with Elysium. A full-size Chemrail replica has been listed for pre-order on the Weta Shop website, along with the Art Of book and shirt printed to look like Max's exoskeleton suit. More details below.
Up first is the TST Chemrail Dual Stage Linear Motor Rifle, a full-size weapon replica being sold for $399 online via Weta. "The TST Chemrail prop replica is an EXACT replica of the gun Max (Matt Damon) wields in Elysium, the new movie from Director Neill Blomkamp. This completely authentic replica was created from molds of the original prop created by Weta Workshop for the film." Here are a couple photos:
Worth it? Totally. The Chemrail is badass piece of weaponry. The gun is made from fibreglass, which gives it great heft, with some minor details made from other materials. The gun has no moveable parts and it comes with a wall mounting bracket for display. "It doesn't get any more authentic than this," Weta says. The Chemrail was designed by Weta Workshop concept artist Aaron Beck. Weta points to this YouTube video referring to a behind-the-scenes featurette on the weaponry in the movie. I just want my own full-size droid.
Up next is the Exoskeleton t-shirt, being sold for $34.99 online. This one is pretty self-explanatory. Since they couldn't really make an exoskeleton for anyone to wear, instead they've got this shirt, with printing to make it look like you're wearing an exoskeleton suit - specifically Kruger's (Sharlto Copley). Photos here:
This is a Heather Grey t-shirt with a stylized version of Kruger's exoskeleton design from Neill Blomkamp's latest film, Elysium. Long sleeve - unisex style. If you're interested, that one is already for sale now. Weta is also selling the gorgeous The Art of the Film book, signed and everything. If you're a big fan of Elysium, then Weta is the best place to go for swag and collectibles. I'm sure they'll add more to their selection soon.
Elysium, directed by South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp (of District 9), focuses on Secretary Rhodes (Foster), a hardened government ofﬁcial, who will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. However, that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds. Elysium originally opened in theaters August 9th earlier this summer. Sound Off here.