It has been a bit since we have seen anything solid come out of the Terminator Salvation production, leaving us to assume that things are going well for McG and crew. But this past weekend we got two hot tips from readers Allen in Portland and Kraig in NYC. The first is a gallery of concept art that has appeared online which features some of the menacing machines that John Connor, played by Chrisitan Bale, will face in the upcoming reboot. As you will see if you click and make these high-res, the art was done by artist Victor Martinez back in May 2008. Martinez is listed as a conceptual artist on the flick, so these are very legitimate designs — a fact that leads us to believe that we probably shouldn’t have them. But alas, we thought we’d share them anyway:
At the request of Warner Bros. this awesome concept art hath been removed.
Some wicked designs, indeed. And for those of you wondering, the one that looks like the old school Schwarzenegger Terminator was identified as a T-600, a downgraded model from the T-800 seen in the first three films. The other extremely cool concept is the tall Harvester, which is shown standing next to a regular sized Terminator. That thing is huge and pretty wicked if you ask me. Of course, these are all just concept drawings, so there is a chance that some of these designs may not make it into the film — but that won’t stop us from oogling them a bit.
Along with the images above, we also received some leaked behind the scenes footage featuring the Art of Martin Laing, which can be seen below:
What do you think of the Terminator Salvation concept art seen in the photos and clip above?