Good evening El Moochadores! I am assuming that by this point in time most of you have seen World War Z. It just figures that if you follow something like Atomic Moo then a Zombie flick is just your cup of tea as well, but did you know there was an art book based on the film? Yeah, probably. However, just in case you weren’t aware: This summer Titan Books has released a new book featuring the screenplay (written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and David Lindelof) and stunning images of the films production art! Here’s the basic synopsis:
World War Z: The Art of the Film is the official illustrated companion to the movie, and features a wealth of stunning production art, design sketches and storyboards, alongside the full shooting script.
I’ve had some experience reading screenplays. In fact I once spent an entire summer (after college) interning for a film company where I got to read a lot of screenplays prior to their production. Reading a screenplay for World War Z took me back to those days and it took an effort to focus on writing a critique of the book about the art of World War Z and not the film it self. The screenplay is interesting but combined with the vast amount of images included I’m not sure I need to go see the movie. Which, might not help for a book that is supposed to promote the summer blockbuster. Also, the book is cover to cover with production art, but aside from an occasional brief quote by one of the film makers, very little is said about how some of the effects were made, painted, or digitally rendered. I think fans of the film would enjoy this book, but I also feel that guys and gals, interested in the production process of making a movie, will find the book lacking in even the most basic information. However, maybe you’re like me and actually collect screenplays (yeah, I do that too now) and, if so, then don’t miss out. This is one beautifully packaged screenplay. World War Z: The Art of the Film is available now in all book stores on you can get your copy online at Titan Books
I’ve posted a few sample images below (some scanned from my own book, some I found online) but once again: this is just the tip of the iceberg. Go check out a copy of World War Z: the Art of the Film for a better idea of everything inside its covers!