Sunday, February 01, 2009

World War Z Battle of Yonkers Concept Art

World War Z: The Oral History of the Zombie War stands as the single greatest pandemic/mocumentary novel I've ever had the privilege to read (you can read my review here), and as some of you may know, it's being made into a feature film.

A co-worker spotted this great little piece on, and I'm completely blown away by how epic it looks. It's a heavily detailed piece of concept art by artist Daniel LuVisi, who is attempting to land the job of conceptual artist for the film. This is his entry/application piece, and with the level of quality he's put in, I'm hopping he does get the job.

For those not in the know, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is a novelized series of interviews chronicaling the war against the Walking Plague that nearly consumed the world a few years from now. The Battle of Yonkers took place during the height of the Great Panic, when the world was wrapped in fear and chaos and the US military needed to make a stand to show the American populace it was still in control.

Needless to say, the Yanks got their asses handed to them.

One of the most defining chapters of the book, this concept art piece gives us a glimpse of what the film could look like if it's done right. Fingers crossed.

For full details as well as an interview with LuVisi, head here.

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