J.J. Abram’s wrote his first blockbuster as a student, went on to make several cult TV shows such as Alias and Lost – and then was put in charge of rebooting both Star Trek and Star Wars. Abrams has certainly made his mark in Hollywood.
Star Trek was directed by J. J. Abrams and written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. It is the eleventh film in the Star Trek film franchise and a reboot, with the main characters of the original Star Trek television series portrayed by a new cast. The alternate universe (officially known as the Kelvin Universe/timeline) reboot film series that began with 2009’s has since spawned two generally well-received sequels.
The 2009 film’s production designer was Scott Chambliss who is a longtime collaborator with Abrams. Having previously worked on Mission Impossible 3 together. Chambliss hired a large group of concept illustrators, including James Clyne and Ryan Church.
Concept artist James Clyne is one of Hollywood’s most proficient artist and conceptual illustrators. Clyne has worked on a multitude of movies including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Titan AE, Minority Report, AI, Troy, Polar Express, War of the Worlds, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Poseidon, X-men 3, The Fountain, Avatar and the upcoming Battle Angel.
Ryan Church is another concept artist in the hall of fame, with numerous projects on his CV, including Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and Episode VIII, War of the Worlds, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, Transformers 1–5, Avatar, Super 8, John Carter, Zero Dark Thirty, Thor: The Dark World, Cosmos: A Spacetime Journey, Tomorrowland, Godzilla, and Ready Player One.
The below concept art for J.J. Abram’s Star Trek reboot from 2009, is, even more, proof of both concept artists proficiency. Check out more of Clyne’s and Church’s amazing works of art over at their respective websites: ‘JamesClyne.com’ and ‘RyanChurch.com’.