Proof of Concept/pitch for The Leviathan, created by Ruairi Robinson.
When it came to the look of the film, Robinson enlisted the help of some extraordinarily talented artists to bring his future to life. Weta provided concept art, Ryan Stafford, the effects producer on Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, helped out with motion capture, while American concept artist Jordu Schell – whose work includes Starship Troopers, The Mist, Cloverfield and Avatar – created that angry flying monster.
Nevertheless, Robinson described the process of making The Leviathan as “A year of pain”, involving “16-hour days with no income and no days off.”
The Leviathan now has potential studio backing at Fox, with Neill Blomkamp – who made Elysium and Chappie with Kinberg – also stepping in as executive producer.