Fantastic Concept Artwork From Roland Emmerich’s Abandoned ‘Foundation’ Movie At Sony – Based On The Beloved Isaac Asimov Novels

Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series of novels are considered some of the best examples of the science fiction genre and is getting a series adaptation at Apple TV+ that will begin airing in 2021. 

Check out the upcoming show’s teaser trailer below. 

Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, Foundation chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire

Before there was a show, director Roland Emmerich (Stargate, Independence Day) attempted to make a feature film version for Sony Pictures that ultimately didn’t come together. 

Production designer Oliver Scholl has posted a bunch of Foundation concept artwork on his website that was created between 2010-2011. 

Scholl’s credits as a production designer include Venom, Edge of Tomorrow, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Independence Day, Godzilla 1998, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and Suicide Squad. He also worked in the art department on sci-fi films such as Stargate, Mission To Mars, Titan A.E., and A.I. Artificial Intelligence. 

The artwork certainly has a scale that we’re not really used to from Roland and does have an Avatar feel to it.

Artwork by Manuel Plank, James Clyne, Steve Burg, The Aaron Sims Company, with the help of Michael Meier, Oliver Scholl


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