'Ender's Game' Audi fleet shuttle quattro concept development revealed [w/Video]Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700
Audi has released a short video and pictures exploring the development of the fleet shuttle quattro from the new sci-fi blockbuster 'Ender's Game'.
The concept, presented as a 1:4 illuminated scale model at the movie's premiere at the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, was first announced in August and is Audi's first car completely designed on a computer.
During filming the actors drove an Audi A7 Sportback before Digital Domain – responsible for the film's special effects – used computer-generated imagery to transform it into the digital fleet shuttle Quattro in post-production.
The fleet shuttle quattro's design was inspired by the futuristic world in which it was set, which was created by director, Gavin Hood.
"We've created a car for a world in about 75 years, which integrated itself perfectly into the high-tech atmosphere of the movie," said Björn Wehrli, one of the Audi design team.
Waybe A. Kennedy, asset supervisor for Digital Domain, explained how the company wanted to work with a team who had an understanding of how the design of the future might look.
Check out the gallery above and the video to the left to find out more about the concept's development.
By Rufus Thompson