Before Cloud Atlas kind of, sort of delighted us, we got a peek at a tumultuous version of the film's futuristic Seoul. Concept artist Adam Kuczek shows off the more brightly colored side of Seoul, its neon centers of commerce and its glowing transportation systems.
Kuczek created some of these images while the producers were pitching the film to the Cannes Film Festival, but you can also see some earlier concept designs from the film on his website and over at Concept Art World. One change: an earlier version of the transit system involved tubes made out of a glowing energy, inside which vehicles would float and fly. Kuczek is also working with Cloud Atlas directors the Wachowskis on their upcoming film Jupiter Ascending.
Kuczek also designed many of the weapons and vehicles from the film.