Nicolas Francoeur Neverending Story

We’ve officially got to the frightening stage of remakes. This is the stage where Hollywood has remade almost every single movie reasonable worth remaking, and even some that weren’t. Now they’re onto the classics. How long will it really be before films like Psycho or Halloween get remade? Oh, wait.

On that list of films that should never be remade, but may one day is The Neverending Story. The 1984 film directed by Wolfgang Petersen follows a young boy who reads a fantasy book and ends up getting involved in the story. It spawned a few sequels, and holds a special place in the heart of many filmgoers because – for some – it was one of their earliest exposures to the world of fantasy, especially seen through the eyes of a young protagonist.

Will The Neverending Story ever get remade? Who knows. But one artist has created some concept art in case it does and it’s pretty impressive.

Thanks to Reddit, here’s some Neverending Story remake concept art by Nicolas Francoeur. See more of his work here.

What do you think of the CG look to The Neverending Story? It definitely removes all of the tangible nature that make the film so authentic. Still, if you forget the fact his is for The Neverending Story, this is incredibly high quality work. Peter Jackson quality. I also love the look of the Rockbiter. He’s definitely not as lovable or iconic as the one in the original film, but it’s just such a unique, evocative design.

Here’s the bio of the artist, Nicolas Francoeur, whose work is absolutely gorgeous. See more at vorace-art.com:

I draw a lot. In fact, I draw all the time.

Since 2006 I’ve been working as a concept artist first and then as a Lead Artist in the video game industry. Amoung other things I had a major role in the development of a modest 3 persons game studio (ODD1) to a respectable 50 employees. I’ve made illustration, concept art, textures, design, interfaces, logos… well almost everything. I’m a great teamworker and I’m passionate in my work.

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