Daniel Simon got his first big screen credit for his work as a vehicle designer on TRON: Legacy and ever since, he’s been adding more and more titles to his resume. And it makes sense the guy’s getting more work. Have you seen his book Cosmic Motors? It’s absolutely loaded with incredible vehicle designs that he puts in a fictional realm called Galaxion, a place where futuristic concepts aren’t relegated to artwork, but actually exist.
Clearly Michael Bay enjoys doing out-of-this-world things with cars on the big screen, so it should come as no surprise that he’s the one developing the Cosmic Motors movie. Hit the jump to find out who Bay just recruited to pen the screenplay.
According to Variety, Bay and Warner Bros. just hired Kyle Ward, the scribe behind Machete Kills and Agent 47, to write the Cosmic Motors screenplay. Ward also just finished up Underworld V and is currently busy working on Arabian Knights.
If you want to get a sense of what Ward will be working with when he gets around to writing Cosmic Motors, you’ve got to check out Simon’s website. It’s got tons of information on the vehicles he created and images to go with them. Plus, if you’re interested in seeing some of Simon’s work for Oblivion, Captain America: The First Avenger and TRON: Legacy, there’s stunning images of what he came up with for those projects as well.
Here’s the Amazon description for Cosmic Motors: Spaceships, Cars and Pilots of Another Galaxy:
Come explore the vehicle designs of a far away galaxy called Galaxion where futuristic concepts exist in everyday life. Nine different spaceships, pods, race cars, giant trains, warships and balloons from various planets of the Galaxion system are shown from concept to completion. Daniel Simon is an established senior car designer who has spent the last several years focusing his talents on futuristic concepts for such automakers as Bugatti and Lamborghini. In his first book, Cosmic Motors, each chapter shows the design process of a unique vehicle, from the first ideation sketches to the stunningly detailed 3-D models to the final photorealistic full spread renderings. Join Daniel in this virtual world of visionary vehicles!