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Immerse Yourself Inside the ‘The Art of Rogue One’

Visual chronicle of the new worlds and characters created by the Lucasfilm art department for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ includes hundreds of concept paintings, sketches, storyboards, matte paintings, and character, costume and vehicle designs.

Images courtesy of ‘The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ by Josh Kushins, and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2016 © 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Lucasfilm has unveiled a peek inside “The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which includes hundreds of concept paintings, sketches, storyboards, matte paintings, and character, costume and vehicle designs from the film. Available now at Amazon, this gorgeous new book goes behind-the-scenes with beautiful illustrations showcasing the expanded Star Wars universe in detail.

The book, edited by Josh Kushins, is a visual chronicle of the Lucasfilm art department’s creation of new worlds, unforgettable characters, and newly imagined droids, vehicles, and weapons for the first movie in the Star Wars story series -- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Directed by Gareth Edwards, with production design by Doug Chiang and Neil Lamont, Rogue One chronicles the adventures of a Rebel cell tasked with a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s rule. The all-star cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen. And, oh yeah, it’s in theaters now.

Want more? Watch director Gareth Edwards and creature effects supervisor Neal Scanlan offer a behind-the-scenes peek at the creatures created for the film in the player below:

(via iO9)

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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