|The Art of District 9: Weta Workshop is a
pictorial guide to how the team at Weta Workshop developed the concept art through to
finished product of the science fiction movie District 9. The book covers the gamut
from the aliens, through the weapons, exosuits, spaceships, even the colour schemes used
in the movie.
Leaving aside the merits of the movie (it was a contender for a Hugo
award, but not a winner), the parts that made the movie science fiction were interesting
and original and deserve to be looked at in closer detail. This book does those aspects of
the movie proud. The book is also a publishing rarity: a coffee table science fiction art
book. This is a book for the fanboy or girl who loves the world of design and concept art.
Move over Bauhaus and Art Noveau, Weta Workshop is here.