Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Smashing Good New Concept Art from GODZILLA 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - by Maurice Mitchell 2


Check out Godzilla 2014 concept art!

Some scans from the book Godzilla: The Art of Destruction by Mark Cotta Vaz have been shared online. It's pretty cool stuff although there's nothing showing which artist created each illustration. That doesn't bode well for the book.

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Janjira nuclear power plant


"The Janjira nuclear power plant control room was a daunting design challenge—everything from switches and gauges to signage and paperwork had to be created and accurately reflect a period Japanese nuclear facility. This piece of concept art set the look of the facility."

Q Zone



"Concept art depicting the Q-Zone. 'The great thing about haze and fog is that you can create beautiful, dark foreground silhouettes,' says [director Gareth] Edwards. 'And it really gives a sense of scale and scope.'"

Submarine Drop


"Concept art imagines the surreal effect of the giant monsters, such as this nuclear submarine dropped in the mountains. 'I love this shot,' says Edwards. 'We struggled with trying to find a position for the submarine that didn't feel too silly, but you could still read it from a distance. This is a shot that's never in the film, they don't actually approach it from the boat, but again, things get drawn just to give it flavor.'"

MUTO Jungle Hunt







"A stunning piece of concept art [top] showing the submarine's propeller suspended from the forest canopy, formed the basis for the final film frame [bottom]. ABOVE The "monster hunters" on the track of the MUTO in the jungle sequence. BELOW Storyboards map out the suspenseful submarine sequence."

Reprinted from Godzilla: The Art of Destruction by Mark Cotta Vaz, published by Insight Editions. TM & © Toho Co., Ltd. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14)  Available on May 13th from Insight Editions.

Click on the links if you want to see more of Godzilla 2014 on my blog.

Additional images via Scified

Hat tip to David W. for the tip!

What do you think of the concept art? Are you looking forward to Godzilla 2014? What did you think?

Official GODZILLA Synopsis
An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, Sally Hawkins
Official Site: http://www.godzilla-movies.com
Release date: May 16, 2014
© Copyright 2013 Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros., Toho



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