For a couple of years in the mid-2010s, there was talk about whether or not District 9 director Neill Blomkamp would get a chance to make Alien 5, a sequel (of sorts) in the beloved sci-fi/horror franchise which would have been set in the aftermath of James Cameron’s 1986 movie Aliens. The window for that opportunity seems to have definitively closed, but some previously unseen concept art has surfaced, giving fans another glimpse into the “what-if” scenario in which the filmmaker could have recruited star Sigourney Weaver back into the fold to play Ellen Ripley one more time. Take a look below. Read More »
How do you follow up an innovative, visually stunning movie like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? For Sony Pictures Animation and producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller, the answer was something completely original that pushed the boundaries of animation and delivered a heartfelt, exciting story about a dysfunctional family coming together during a robot apocalypse.
The result was The Mitchells vs. The Machines, a movie from Gravity Falls duo Michael Rianda and Jeff Rowe that was both out of this world and profoundly personal in a number of ways. In the new book, The Art of The Mitchells vs. The Machines, not only do you learn how this incredible adventure came to be after years of development and animation, but you’ll see astounding spreads of artwork that reveal how much imagination and creative freedom was put into this movie, including elements that didn’t make it into the final cut. Read More »
Screenwriter Gary Whitta has been working on a sequel to The Last Starfighter for a few years now, and he just revealed a sizzle reel for the potential movie. Using the title The Last Starfighters, the sizzle reel consists of concept art from Matt Allsopp, who worked on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and music by Christ Tilton (Fringe) reworking Craig Safan‘s score for the original movie. Watch the whole thing below.
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2020 was basically a wash in terms of traveling, but as the coronavirus vaccine begins to be more widely distributed, you may be finding yourself planning a vacation to finally get out of your home. In a new Instagram post, producer Jon Landau inadvertently makes the case that you might consider heading to Pandora, the fictional planet at the heart of James Cameron‘s Avatar franchise, because the new piece of Avatar 2 concept art he shared looks just like a super expensive Airbnb that you might find in an island nation like Tahiti. Read More »
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker disappointed me personally, but I’ll be the first to admit it had some great visuals. Whatever that film lacks in storytelling, it mostly makes up for with J.J. Abrams‘ direction, Dan Mindel‘s cinematography, and the great effects work from Industrial Light and Magic. Like most Star Wars films, Rise of Skywalker had a coffee table art book with all sorts of concept art – but usually, those art books tend to leave out stuff that can be considered spoiler material. Now, spoiler-centric art that never made it to print is available for the first time, and it looks pretty damn cool.
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Lucasfilm has slowly been revealing new characters and details about the forthcoming new publishing initiative Star Wars: The High Republic. But what we haven’t seen yet are some of the new vehicles that have been imagined for this new series of adventures set 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
But even though it’s set two centuries before the sequel, Lucasfilm concept artists have taken inspiration for Star Wars: The High Republic vehicles and ships from how the prequesl reimagined the saga’s aesthetic by going in a more elegant and refined direction. So with this new era, they’ve also refined the look of the the Republic a bit. On top of that, they had a chance to create new vehicles for the villainous marauders known as the Nihil, and they were even able to use some ideas originally created for the Star Wars sequel trilogy that didn’t make it to the big screen. Read More »
Are you ready to get excited about Westeros again?
After revealing the game-changing news about how Warner Bros. is going to handle releasing its film slate in 2021, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar wasn’t done. No, he still had one more thing to unleash upon the world: the first ever concept art for House of the Dragon, the upcoming Game of Thrones spin-off show that’s intended to debut on HBO sometime in 2022. Check out the images below to see the new dragons that are set to appear in the show.
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The Mandalorian made Star Wars history as the first live-action TV series. Now you can find out how the project came together at Lucasfilm as one of the first original programs on Disney+ thanks to The Art of The Mandalorian. The book not only features ample amounts of concept art that show off the developmental evolution of the characters, settings, weapons, aliens, and more from the first season of The Mandalorian, but it also digs into the inception of the series and behind-the-scenes details from each of the first eight episodes. Read More »
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Last weekend’s episode of The Mandalorian introduced us to another terrifying creature in the Star Wars universe…and it’s not the Child’s hunger for eggs. After the Razor Crest landed on an unknown ice planet, Mando, the Child, and a new passenger encountered some nasty spiders lurking in a cavern. This is the first time the deadly creatures have been introduced in the live-action Star Wars universe, but their inception goes all the way back to concept art created by Ralph McQuarrie for The Empire Strikes Back. Read More »
Move over, Baby Yoda: Baby Gizmo might be coming soon to a TV near you.
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, the animated prequel series that is currently in the works at HBO Max, has released its first piece of concept art, and it features a younger Gizmo than the one we’ve seen in the two live-action Gremlins movies. Could Baby Gizmo fever be about to sweep the nation? Check out our first look at some Gremlins prequel concept art below. Read More »