Sci-Fi Artist Depicts The Birth of Blade Runner's Replicants
Have you ever wondered how the replicants of Blade Runner were created? Concept artist Wouter Gort has.
Gort used inspiration from a brainstorm Facebook group that posts regular sci-fi based "assignments" for artists. The goal for this assignment was to redesign a non-existing scene from the movie Bladerunner. Most of his fellow facebook group members created background scenes, focusing more on the world itself. But Gort chose to really get into the plot of the film. He says "I thought it was interesting that the replicants in the film were made out of organic substances and I thought it would be fun to imagine how they would be built."
His concept design revolves around a "kind of 3D pinter" which features a rising flat surface, and a basin that slowly fills with liquid organic matter. The DNA itself then moves through the liquid to find its correct position and is locked into place by lasers around the edge of the basin. As this process continued, the replicant would arise from the liquid like a print from a 3-D printer.
As a final touch, Gort added moveable parts to the machine, so that it would feel alive when it was on - almost like the Voight- Kampff machine.