Fans of horror and science fiction films should need no introduction to the astounding work of effects artist Rick Baker. His work includes iconic characters seen in Star Wars, Men In Black, An American Werewolf in London, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Planet of the Apes and so many more. The make up effects legend has teamed up with DC Collectibles for an all-new life size bust of The Joker! Here’s a snippet of info from THR, who premiered the news:
“When DC Collectibles approached me about this project, I told them I was interested, but wanted complete control of the design,” recalls Baker. “I figured they wouldn’t go for it, but to my surprise, they said ‘OK.’ I insisted that I would need a proper amount of time to create the bust and their answer was, ‘Take whatever time you need.’ I asked if I could choose the character and they said, ‘Fine.’ I told them I wanted to make a version of The Joker that’s never been done before,’ and they replied, ‘Sounds great.’ I then said, ‘You guys are just too difficult,’ and left. [Laughs] Seriously though, I didn’t expect DC Collectibles to keep their promises, but they did. I had a blast sculpting my version of The Joker and exploring his twisted and demented personality.”
The bust will be limited to just 200 pieces. The bust is scheduled for release in October, just in time for Halloween Check out the images after the jump.