This is Keloid. It's not a movie. It's not a trailer. It's not even a short. It's just a "spec" project, a mock trailer made to let those involved flex their creative muscles and come up with their vision of a future where robots fight wars, and those robots look fantastic.
Long Ouyang is a concept artist who works at WETA, they of The Hobbit, District 9 and Lord of the Rings fame. He's previously done some game work, including iOS titles. Anyway, today is a good day to show off his stuff, because chances are you saw some of it earlier this week.
Samurai. Skyrim. Or even ancient Mayan prophecies. Star Wars helmets are fertile ground for artistic reinterpretation. But now, it's all for a cause that's bigger than simply awesome art.
Dr. Grordbort is a character created by WETA's Greg Broadmore, a champion of Victorian Britain's struggles against the inhabitants of Mars. Beginning life as the avatar for a range of fancy toy guns, he's become something of a cult figure, partly for his awesome toy guns, partly because of his wonderful facial hair.
WETA, the special effects and design house behind movies like Lord of the Rings and District 9, has teamed up with Valve for a little cross-promotion, with some of its original designs to be featured in Team Fortress 2.
Weta Workship, the New Zealand studio that specializes in fantastical concept design and manufacturing, the team responsible for making a drivable Halo Warthog, is making more Halo vehicles. Exactly two Mongoose-style ATVs. And you can win one.
It's Comic-Con, so allow me to indulge in some toy coverage. Well, not that this is a toy. It's more like a full-size replica of the alien assault rifle from District 9.
Master Chief is a big man, but he wasn't always big. He was once a boy, called John! And when John was a boy - no, a baby - then maybe these Halo helmets would have fit him.
When a Hollywood special effects master sits down and whips up a custom Xbox 360 console, this is the end result.
Once upon a time, Microsoft was going to make a big budget Hollywood version of the Halo franchise. Until it spectacularly fell apart. That doesn't mean it won't ever happen, says the company.
SAN DIEGO, California – Peter Jackson has been a gamer his entire life, so when Microsoft hired him to produce the movie version of Halo, there was genuine excitement in the air.
You now know that, in the right hands, the DS can draw some amazing pictures of fast cars. But did you also know that, in the right hands, it can do naked ladies as well?
New Zealand's WETA made a real Warthog for Neil Blomkamp's Halo movie pitch. The movie never went anywhere. But the Warthog? It's still around, still being driven by grown men dressed as Halo marines.
Yeah, Weta are a special effects house (Lord of the Rings, etc), but they're also in the business of selling merch. And when Weta sell merch, they don't do lunchboxes and cheap action figures. They do expensive stuff. This is their upcoming Halo 3 collection, featuring five statues that vary in not only size, but…
The rate things are going, they may never make a Halo movie. So that short Neil Blomkamp put together last year may be as close as you get. And these shots of the Warthog used in that short may be as close as you get to it. Built by WETA, the guys behind the special effects for Lord of the Rings, it's crazy the…