Jetpack Designs For Disney's THE ROCKETEER

Jetpack Designs For Disney's THE ROCKETEER

Concept designer Edward Eyth was hired to design sets, props and storyboard sequences for Disney's The Rocketeer. Much of his time and effort went into designing the rocket jetpack. The 1991 film is based on the graphic novel "The Rocketeer," created by Dave Stevens.

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By nailbiter111 - Dec 26, 2013 12:12 PM EST
Filed Under: The Rocketeer
Source: Edward Eyth


Concept Art by Edward Eyth














The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense, and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who's a secret Nazi spy (Timothy Dalton). With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero."

Actors: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton & Paul Sorvino
Director: Joe Johnston * Writers: Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo, William Dear
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Brainiac13
Brainiac13 - 12/26/2013, 12:13 PM
Love this film.....JC is so nice in this. ;)
campblood
campblood - 12/26/2013, 12:19 PM
awesome! best find yet nail. I love the rocketeer and Jen Connolly looks smoking hot in this movie
Nivekian
Nivekian - 12/26/2013, 12:35 PM
Great film, one of the top 3 comic book films from the 90's.
Havensent
Havensent - 12/26/2013, 12:40 PM
Still love this movie to this day.
blvdnoise
blvdnoise - 12/26/2013, 12:41 PM
This was just on TV about a week ago..
superbigguy32
superbigguy32 - 12/26/2013, 12:46 PM
@Nivekian what are your top 3, just curious?
I say:
1) The Rocketeer
2) Batman Returns
3) Blade
Not in that order.
yonny616
yonny616 - 12/26/2013, 12:55 PM
write33
write33 - 12/26/2013, 1:06 PM
i agree with everything said here, a fantastic combination of casting / script / music / production design......really despite having more money for Captain America, I think Joe Johnston put together a better film here as a whole. It's awfully underrated in "Top 10 CBM's ever" conversations.
Super12
Super12 - 12/26/2013, 1:26 PM
$10 says this remake will be horrible. LOVED the Rocketeer, such a great movie.
r3negade
r3negade - 12/26/2013, 1:37 PM
That first one looked pretty sweet!
nikgrid
nikgrid - 12/26/2013, 2:33 PM
Yeah [frick] Disney for not giving this film more love....the DVD release was not much better quality than an mpeg (Complete with artifacting) and the Blu-ray release was bare bones.

The movie however was awesome! deserved a sequel.
Danbojohnj
Danbojohnj - 12/26/2013, 4:48 PM
Criminally underrated movie,better than the Raiders sequels IMO.
dnno1
dnno1 - 12/26/2013, 7:23 PM
Great movie and great comic (whenever they got around to printing an issue).
philaustin
philaustin - 12/26/2013, 9:11 PM
great movie.
mgeoff88
mgeoff88 - 12/26/2013, 10:04 PM
This is awesome stuff! The Rocketeer is a great underrated movie.

The director of this went on to direct CA:TFA.
NinjaKickTheDamnRabbit
NinjaKickTheDamnRabbit - 12/26/2013, 10:19 PM
TMNT was the best comic book of the 90's. Then this.
DocBantam
DocBantam - 12/27/2013, 4:01 AM
Of course, in the comic book, Doc Savage was the creator of the rocket pack. Really hope Shane Black gets his Doc movie made and we could potentially see a pulp 'universe' with characters like Rocketeer, the Shadow, The Spider and Phantom, etc
Loved Rocketeer film, what ever happened to Bill Campbell?
Timerider84
Timerider84 - 12/27/2013, 10:42 AM
It would be interesting to see a sequel set in the year 2015. Have somebody find the rocket in a crate in some warehouse that accidently gets broken. Just as long as they bring back Joe Johnson to direct again.

Return of the Rocketeer 2015 or 2016
Timerider84
Timerider84 - 12/27/2013, 10:44 AM
Joe Johnston, I meant, sorry.
MightyZeus
MightyZeus - 12/27/2013, 9:03 PM
Danananana Rocket Man!!!
Joementum
Joementum - 12/28/2013, 5:51 AM
CA:TWS will have the closest thing to modern day Rocketeer when Sam Wilson straps on a jet pack.
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