Watch This: Kick Ass Proof-of-Concept Teaser for 'BotWars' Project

July 17, 2014


"I need your help finding my dad." Here's something cool to add some oomph to your day - a short proof-of-concept video for a futuristic, sci-fi, robot action project called BotWars, from Alex & Steffen. The title at the end says "J.V. Kade's" BotWars referencing the novel it's based on, but this is actually a production by Alex Kiesl and Steffen Hacker, two German guys, with a number of talented VFX artists out of Germany making this look great. I was sent the video by another guy in VFX, who said he's "amazed at what these guys have achieved. Lovely use of new tech too with the flying cam," too. Check this out - I'd see the movie.

BotWars is a five minute proof-of-concept VFX video made by Alex Kiesl and Steffen Hacker, a "German directing duo, specialized in visual effects-intense commercials which we do not only direct but also lead their postproduction as visual effect supervisors." Directed by Alex & Steffen, the project is adapted from J.V. Kade's Bot Wars books. "The whole shoot took place in Toronto, Canada September 2013 and the postproduction was done at Unexpected in Stuttgart, Germany." The project includes an excellent making of behind-the-scenes video, showing more details about the process of making this footage. Your thoughts?

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Cinematograpy looks nice, but the concept is something seen so many times before. You have transformers in it, terminator, iRobot...

Armitall on Jul 17, 2014


The novel, Robopocalypse did it better.

Trey Wilson on Jul 17, 2014


I'd see it, but there needs to be a spin on it. Something that makes it more than a Michael Bay ohmage.

McWetty on Jul 17, 2014


Well of course most of these movies look the same, but this looks more action packed then Transformers, of course the robots have to look like humaniods, would you like a movie with giant toasters running around? But then again also to me the robots look like the one form the Iron Giant cartoon, but i do not associate the movie with it at all....so please lets put preconceptions to the side and leave some differentiating comments here.

Peter on Jul 18, 2014


This will never happen. Let me repeat that. This will never happen. Robots will never be cheap enough to do very unproductive service jobs. The whole premise of this movie shows a total lack of basic economic knowledge.

Michael P. Shipley on Jul 18, 2014


lol wut

jay on Jul 18, 2014


It's a fuckin movie. Get over yourself.

Section8 on Feb 14, 2015


This looks so stupid.

Kaim on Jul 18, 2014

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