The Neverending Story Gets A 21st Century Makeover

The Neverending Story Gets A 21st Century Makeover

As wonderful as it is, as timeless as it threatens to be, The Neverending Story is still very much a product of the 1980s. So let's take a moment to imagine what it might have looked like if it had been made in 2014, instead of 1984.

These aren't from an official project; just a casual reimagining from a fan. Some changes are only minimal, while others are a little more drastic. Weird seeing Falcor with working legs, for instance.

These explorations are the work of Nicolas Francoeur, who is an artist at Eidos Montreal, the studio behind games like Deus Ex and the upcoming Thief reboot.

You can see more of his work at his personal site and CGHub page.


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The Neverending Story Gets A 21st Century Makeover
The Neverending Story Gets A 21st Century Makeover
The Neverending Story Gets A 21st Century Makeover
The Neverending Story Gets A 21st Century Makeover
The Neverending Story Gets A 21st Century Makeover
The Neverending Story Gets A 21st Century Makeover
The Neverending Story Gets A 21st Century Makeover
The Neverending Story Gets A 21st Century Makeover

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    Looks more like M Night Shamalamalan presents The Neverending Story

      That sounds just awful, no disrespect to the guy he has made some great movies but when he tried to do "The Last Airbender" it really sucked. Actually his later movies just got worse with being too predictable.

    I love the charm of the 80's movie. Nobody makes stuff like that anymore which is why its so treasured in my eyes at least. Brilliant artwork though.

    That scene with the horse in the bog. 20 years on and I still remember that

      When I was in the cinema, a young boy screamed out in horror in that scene. I asked my dad why and he told me the boy was upset about the horse. Ahhh, scary stuff.

      And sadly, due to an accident, the horse actually died.

        Apparently (and happily), that's an urban myth.

    I thought my deepest fear had come true, that the Never Ending Story was being remade/rebooted. I was ready for it to star the hottest young actors able to pack a cinema, a dark and gritty vibe with a hip attitude (sorry: tude), dub step, funny one liners, and zero heart and soul.

    Thankfully I was wrong.

    So let’s take a moment to imagine what it might have looked like if it had been made in 2014, instead of 1984.

    Why not wait until 2015 when the remake is due and see then? None of them will likely look as good as these do given it's going to be a half arsed remake anyhow with none of the spirit of the original...

      ...but twice the box office revenue! HUZZAH!

      I'd heard the reboot got bogged down in a legal quagmire.

    i imagine *Bastian would look like some sort of hipster

    *edit: i realized his name was Bastian.. not Sebastian. lol it's been so long!

    Last edited 17/12/13 8:07 pm

    this looks like they took falkor's design from spirited away - maybe ghibli should do this!

    Man these are good artist interpretations. The best thing about 1980s style is the untamed imaginative flair, and that's what the modern look needs more than anything else.

    Does anyone remember the apple Bastian eats in the film? That was the tastiest looking apple they shot on film I swear.

    edit - dupe

    Last edited 18/12/13 11:28 am

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