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Ya know the artist genius named Moebius, wait till you learn about THRU THE MOEBIUS STRIP!!!

Published at: Jan. 10, 2001, 11:20 p.m. CST by staff

Folks, Harry here and after reading a several thousand word PART ONE or a 2 part interview about the making of a new film entitled THRU THE MOEBIUS STRIP based upon the work of uber-genius Moebius. The film is to be all 3d computer animation... not 2d. Moebius is supervising everything and apparently this is really going to be something from the looks of it. DV.Com has printed the first half of this interview with multiple pictures of the designs and even a computer test shot in a rough state that still looks grand.

I can't imagine having to explain who Moebius is, but for those that don't know... the article gives you a quick history on his work... Sylistically for those that don't read comics or french art magazines and books... The style of Moebius' world can be seen in THE FIFTH ELEMENT, TRON, WILLOW, the Taarna sequence of HEAVY METAL, elements of BLADE RUNNER, and so on.... It is stunning and beautiful work, but for quite some time now Moebius has been attempting to get a feature film to capture his worlds completely. The long rumored AIRTIGHT GARAGE feature animation film seemingly turned into the Moebius section of Sony's METREON in San Francisco. But here they seem to be on path to make it happen. So go check out PART ONE of the interview about THRU THE MOEBIUS STRIP.... it is great!

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  • Jan. 10, 2001, 11:22 p.m. CST

    First`

    by mamacin

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2001, 12:06 a.m. CST

    really?

    by phatjacck

    oh wow!!! hee hee ...WHO CARES?

  • Jan. 11, 2001, 12:19 a.m. CST

    How exactly is the Metreon like and how did they turn a feature

    by Wesley Snipes

    More importantly, did someone actually have the vision to dedicate part of an American commercial building to a French sci-fi/fantasy artist? Cool!

  • Jan. 11, 2001, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Woo-hoo indeed!

    by NUXX

    I remember reading the INKAL books when i was a teen. That completely turned my comic-book-reading world upside down! Moebius is a true master of the art, and he draws a mean Silver Surfer too! (I finallaly got my damned poster framed a few years back) NUXX OUT.

  • Jan. 11, 2001, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Moebius has already done an anime

    by ElCabri

    We should not forget Les Maitres du Temps, an animation movie by Rene Laloux, based on Moebius (real name Jean Giraud) artwork. It is a truly beautiful movie and a great story (1982 I think).

  • Jan. 11, 2001, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Kabouter Plop is absolutely right...

    by malberg

    Anyone familiar with Christins & M

  • Jan. 11, 2001, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Cyberworld

    by StuEdwards

    I had the opportunity to watch Cyberworld at the 3D IMAX theatre in Vegas a couple of weeks ago, (the kind of thing where you put the polarised goggles on) and the computer animated Moebius section is truly mind-blowing - as he mentions in the article, lets hope they manage to convert the whole of 'Thru the Moebius Strip' into true 3D for an awe-inspiring totally immersive experience! Coooel!

  • Jan. 11, 2001, 6:45 a.m. CST

    MOEBIUS

    by WillardEisenbaum

    If you're reading this then you are surely in the Moebius demographic. I'm stoked about this news, and this news has definitely hit all the right ears. I love the Moebius influence, the way it has trickled all over the place, like in Geoff Darrow's stuff, the Matrix, and what have you. I agree with NUXX and I'll also say that, taken on its own, the Stan Lee/Moebius Silver Surfer GN was maybe the best stand-alone Marvel comic of the last however-many years.

  • Jan. 11, 2001, 8:58 a.m. CST

    American Moebius releases...

    by PANIC NOW

  • Jan. 11, 2001, 9:05 a.m. CST

    American Moebius releases...oops

    by PANIC NOW

    Marvel released the 'Incal' series in graphic novel almost ten years ago. It's the story that inspired Jean Luc Besson to write 'the Fifth Element' years before the films production. It's still pretty easy to find. And much better than the movie. And the film mentioned earlier, done with Renee Laloux (Fantastic Planet dir.) has just been re-released on video and is very easy to find. It's called 'Time Masters'. And it's alright. It's better than the "Heavy Metal Movie" rip-off sequence. Moebius IS the greatest living comic artist, if not artist period, in my opinion. Try to find his illustrations and designs for the dead Dune film he and Jodoworsky were set to do in the 70's. Beautiful stuff. I think the website's called Duneprime.com or something like that. PANIC LATER!!

  • Jan. 11, 2001, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Moebius DID work on The Fifth Element

    by xyling

    Moebius was one of several designers to work on the movie, including Jacques Rey and Mezieres... He doesn't receive main credit because he didn't do the primary work.

  • Jan. 11, 2001, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Metreon Moebius

    by WinterSteel

    To answer Wesley's question, the Airtight Garage at the Metreon is a gorgeous game center and bar. The architecture is pure Moebius, and there are murals of his paintings and sculptures based on his drawings. Picture a "Moebius Ride" at Disneyland to imagine the set design. There's a sculpture of a small spaceship crashing through a wall. There's a multi-user video game that I believe uses his character designs, as well as a fun Virtual Bowling game, and a couple of those Japanese Dance Machines. There's also a souvenier shop where you can buy his books and t-shirts, etc. It's really a very pretty place, like actually being inside one of his drawings. VERY cool!

  • Jan. 11, 2001, 1:51 p.m. CST

    movieus

    by rogerboxlightner

    a movie based on moebius' art? I'm going to cry, i'm so happy. It's one thing to watch tron or the fifth element and recognize his work and be excited, but those were all interpretations of someone elses ideas. yay!!! moebius rock. btw, why is it like france day today on aicn?

  • Jan. 11, 2001, 1:55 p.m. CST

    movieus

    by rogerboxlightner

    a movie based on moebius' art? I'm going to cry, i'm so happy. It's one thing to watch tron or the fifth element and recognize his work and be excited, but those were all interpretations of someone elses ideas. yay!!! moebius rock. btw, why is it like france day today on aicn?

  • Jan. 11, 2001, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Harry! Wake up! Rama baby, yeah!

    by half vader

    This actually IS on topic - Moebius is concept artist on Rendesvous with Rama! Dark Horizons just confirmed that it's finally going ahead with Fincher directing, Freeman starring, and ALL 3-D animated! That just Rawks!

  • Jan. 12, 2001, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Laureline

    by malberg

    Iben Hjejle would be a perfect Laureline. She already played the role (kind of, anyway) in 'Mifune'. Let's see her jumping in and out of the space-time-continuum in a tight-fitting shining spacesuit.

  • Jan. 12, 2001, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Wintersteel.

    by Wesley Snipes

    I'll have to visit that place one of these days. Sounds cool.