As the movie Elysium is released, the startling and cool concept art from the movie deserves a mention. It’s a movie based in a universe of opposites, the poor and dirty Earth, and the rich heaven of a colony that gives the movie its name. Of course, both of the places would have to be treated way differently, the absolutely packed and dirty Los Angeles of 2154, the vehicles, the technology, and of course, the grandeur of Elysium.
Film director Neill Blomkamp looked through 3000 pieces of concept art in total, taking help of experts like Syd Mead, the artist behind Blade Runner and Aliens, and Blomkamp’s collaborator on District 9, Philip Ivey. Select concept art from the movie is now available as a book that is available on Titan Books and Amazon.