Witness Unseen McQuarrie Sketches In The New Star Wars Storyboards Book
After enduring awkward newsreaders trying to jump on the May 4th bandwagon, there's some good news for Star Wars fans. May 13th will see the release of 'Star Wars Storyboards - The Original Trilogy', a comprehensive collection of original sketches and illustrations that helped shape the first three installments into George Lucas's epic saga.
As the trailer above does a good job of pointing out, this book is going to be a must-buy for discerning Star Wars junkies everywhere. Packed with over 1200 storyboards, the book will contain a number of never-before-published art works detailing deleted scenes as well as some of the Star Wars team's earliest concept pieces including some Ralph McQuarrie work on Episode V that has never been glanced by public eyes.
Here's the official blurb for the May 13th Hardcover release:
"For the first time, LucasFilm has opened its Archives to present the complete storyboards for the original Star Wars trilogy - the world changing 'A New Hope' and its operatic sequels, 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi' - as well as never-before-published art from early conceptual and deleted scenes. From the opening chase above Tatooine in 'A New Hope' to the Battle of Endor in 'Jedi', this book presents the visual inspiration behind the now-iconic moments. Readers can finally see a full set of storyboards by legendary artist Joe Johnston, as well as early boards for Episode IV by Alex Tavoularis and for Episode V by Ivor Beddoes, rarely seen Episode VI boards by Roy Carnon, and Ralph McQuarrie's never-before-seen storyboards for Episode V."
With all the fuss over the new Disney expansion, this is a chance to get back to your Star Wars roots. You can pre-order Star Wars Storyboards - The Original Trilogy right now at Abrams Books.