Don’t ask us how he did it, but one of our favorite UK film critics/academics, Mr. H has gotten his hands on the upcoming book, The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, arriving online and in brick and mortar retailers beginning June 6th (a week after the film’s release). In the video embedded at the top of the article, he describes the wonders contained within the illustrated tome.
Though officially described as “concept art”, we can assume that many of the images and scenes described will definitely be included in King of the Monster, the movie. View at your own risk, because there are some kaiju-sized spoilers ahead!
An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the epic movie from Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures. Packed with beautiful concept art, on-set photography, and detailed insight from key members of the production, this beautiful book tells the story of how Godzilla and his foes were brought to life.
For a less detailed idea of what’s in store, check out the synopsis and trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters below.
Members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species thought to be mere myths-rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Directed by Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus‘ Michael Dougherty, who co-wrote the film with Zach Shields, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and Zhang Ziyi.
This film has been rated PG-13 for sequences of monster action violence and destruction, and for some language. Look for Godzilla: King of the Monsters to demolish US box offices beginning May 31st.