Military Grade Chimerans: The Giant Narssuk

By Ryan Firchau / Paul Goodenough /

Ryan and I have been working hard on the designs for the military Chimeran / Giant Narssuk characters for a long time. The difficulty that I laid at his door was believability - I don't want big hairy monsters. It needed to be, and continues to need to be, believable. 

Without ruining the storyline, the military chimeran / Giant Narssuk creation, although only enjoying a very small amount of screen time, is central to an entire strand of storyline that drives forward the act three of the film. 

I briefed Ryan to come up with concepts that looked like a real crossbreed between large aggressive animals of power: tigers, bears, jaguars, lions, gorillas and so forth. We went through a few iterations and wrong turns (see the last two blue creatures) but I'm absolutely blown away and exceptionally pleased with the final design.