Weta's design team, including concept designers Greg Broadmore, David Meng and Leri Greer, created a fantastical world for director Neill Blomkamp's movie District 9. Weta also contributed the actual props (including the weapons and the Toyota Hi-Luxes) and specialty costumes for the film.
Exoskeletal aliens, DNA activated technology, a classic flying saucer re-invented. All fitting smartly into a world that profoundly blurs the boundaries between fantasy and reality. Oh-so-familiar themes, but brand new adversaries. Über-cool tech in a world that is instantly recognisable.
David Meng designed and sculpted the Prawns (the derogatory term used for the stranded aliens in the film).
Greg Broadmore designed the alien technology, the vehicles and the weapons. The rambunctious exo suit was conceived and designed by Greg and modelled by Weta Digital.
Leri Greer was in charge of the graphical language and the items that brought the final believability to the movie.
Please check out the conceptual art to get an idea of what's involved in creating cutting-edge science fiction.