The Death Cure
In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.
It’s always exciting to design a character from scratch. Wes wanted to hint at what the book fans missed in the second movie, a noseless Crank called “Mr. Nose”. Lawrence is basically a "talking" Crank and kind of insane but able to make conversation. The evolution of the design changed heavily throughout the process. This was the first sketch I sent to Wes.
Lawrence Face V01
The constant injections of the immune serum enables Lawrence to live longer than a regular infected person. I tried to visualize how his body is literally decomposed from the virus over the years. This 3D concept felt a bit too scary and grotesque, but Wes liked the idea of clipped growths which we developed further in following concepts.
Final Lawrence Make Up Concept 01
After actor Walton Goggins was cast to play Lawrence, Wes asked me to create a final concept for the make-up. The end result in the film was a combination between practical make-up by Studio ADI, and digital vfx done by Weta Digital.