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Here’s a Look at the Companion Art Book for World War Z
Just in time for the release of the movie, our friends at Titan Publishing have given us a look at the art book for World War Z. After leafing through it and checking out everything the book has to offer, I’m comfortable recommending it not only to zombie enthusiasts and fans of the book, but also to people who have an interest in screenwriting and behind-the-scenes film making techniques.
For those who don’t know, the film stars Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a United Nations employee who’s taken on the daunting task of stopping a worldwide pandemic from destroying humanity. It’s based on the Max Brooks novel and has been getting a fair amount of good critical reception from top reviewers. Plus, it has zombies in it. What’s not to love?
The companion art book features the entire shooting script for the film, giving you the chance to go hands on with a movie script and get a sense of how World War Z itself was written. It’s a neat behind-the-curtains look at the business side of things, and it definitely appealed to my writing instincts in an interesting way.
But alongside the script is a host of other interesting elements to the film, including storyboard sketches, pictures, quotes about different parts of the filmmaking process, and even a section showing how the green screen sequences were shot on set.
It’s all put together in a nice and cohesive way that doesn’t feel like a dump of information and offers some fascinating insight into the film making process and the ideas explored behind the effects of an actual zombie apocalypse. If you’re a fan of zombie fiction and want to learn more about the process that goes into the making of World War Z, this book would make a great contribution to whatever you currently have sitting on your coffee table.