Why he rules: Just look at his concept art for X-Men 3, from the weird thuggish anti-mutant soldiers to the serum gun to the strange laboratory to Magneto's lair. It's a dark and disturbing world, far removed from the candy-apple weirdness of Brett Ratner's vision. He also designed some kick-ass spaceships and some huge alien peaks and citadels for The Chronicles Of Riddick, and did some work on Sky High and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

What he's working on: A ton of exciting scifi projects, including Get Smart, Dragonball, The Day The Earth Stood Still and Creature From The Black Lagoon.