I have always loved concept art. Probably because it represents the absolute coolest a second of time could possibly look like. Everything after the concept art is a big compromise. It will never look that good. Even no so great films have cool concept art. I could look at the concept art for the Star Wars prequels all day long. That said, we have found some concept art for the upcoming big screen adaptation of World War Z.
Okay, that’s kinda a lie. We didn’t find it, IO9 did, and the intense artwork by Daniel LuVisi‘s was only created as a tryout for the job. And while LuVisi isn’t saying if he got the job (I’m guessing yes), I’m 99% sure that The Battle of Yonkers, the piece of art seen above, won’t be used for the actual production itself. That said, it’s cool none the less.
“This was one of the most difficult images I’ve ever done. Incredibly challenging to the point where I wanted to quit. But through thick and thin I forced myself to complete it.”
LuVisi even through in a few Easter Eggs, including the Quantum of Solace billboard in the corner (the film Marc Forster directed before moving on to World War Z) and a homage to the zombies of Shaun of the Dead.