Tag Archives: insight editions

See Neverland Like Never Before in The Art of Pan

The Art of Pan (Insight Editions / $45.00 / September 2015) provides a visually rich, behind-the-scenes look at this thrilling new take on the timeless story of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.

This beautifully illustrated book will grant a comprehensive inside tour of director Joe Wright’s Pan. Featuring a dazzling selection of never-before-seen concept illustrations, sketches, storyboards, and other preproduction materials, The Art of Pan reveals how Wright and his artistic teams have reimagined the classic characters and world. Insightful interviews with the director and key members of the cast and crew, including Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, and Amanda Seyfried, with additional commentary included from Adeel Akhtar and Levi Miller, make this book a must-have for anyone who has ever longed to revisit this world with Peter Pan as their guide. The Art of Pan was developed under license with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes, Pan, a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (Atonement,Pride & Prejudice). Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (Inside Llewyn Davis) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (The Dictator) as Smee; newcomer Levi Miller as Peter; and Amanda Seyfried (Les Misérables) as Mary.

Wright directed Pan from a screenplay written by Jason Fuchs. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Paul Webster producted the film, with Tim Lewis serving as executive producer. Filmed at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, Pan is set for a worldwide release in 3D and 2D and IMAX® on October 9, 2015.

Christopher Grove is a Los Angeles–based journalist whose articles about the art and technology of filmmaking have appeared in VarietyThe Hollywood Reporter, and The L.A. Business Journal. In addition, he penned a monthly column about the changing world of visual effects for Animation Magazine.

British director Joe Wright is best known for directing award-winning and highly acclaimed dramas such as Pride & Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), the action thriller Hanna (2011), and the 2012 adaptation of the classic Anna KareninaPan is his first action drama targeting a family audience.

Born in Roseau, MN, Garrett Hedlund moved to Los Angeles right after graduating from high school to pursue an acting career. One month later, he landed the role of Achilles’ cousin Patroclus in the movie Troy (2004) opposite Brad Pitt. His other major film credits include Friday Night Lights (2004), Four Brothers (2005), Eragon(2006), Georgia Rule (2007), TRON: Legacy (2010), Country Strong (2010), On the Road (2012), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), and Unbroken (2014). In addition to starring as Hook in the 2015 release Pan, he will appear in the movies Mojave, War on Everyone, and the yet-untitled TRON: Legacy sequel.

NYCC 2015: The Art of Dave Seeley

Art of Dave Seeley coverAn acclaimed artist whose illustrations have appeared on a rich spectrum of eye-catching book covers, Dave Seeley is one of the most exhilarating illustrators working in the science fiction/fantasy genre. A self-confessed “image junkie,” Seeley absorbs a huge amount of visual material when seeking inspiration for his pieces. He then creates his final illustrations using a broad range of artistic methods, merging together elaborate digital backgrounds, images of live models and hand-built props, and exquisite pencil drawings and paintings. The results are astonishing, as Seeley seamlessly forges these disparate artworks into imagery of unparalleled imagination, scope, and beauty.

The Art of Dave Seeley, out in September from Insight Editions (retailing for $50) brings together the very best of his work, encompassing the worlds of literature, movies, video games, and beyond. Renowned for his hugely evocative Star Wars book covers, including the iconic Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor wraparound jacket, Seeley has also created art for such properties as Halo, Battlestar Galactica, Aliens vs. Predator, The Fast and the Furious, and the popular Deathlands novels. This deluxe volume showcases Seeley’s diverse body of work with over 200 images from throughout his career, while also offering fascinating insights into his process and creative drive. Visually stunning, comprehensive, and utterly compelling, The Art of Dave Seeley is a unique journey into the creative world of a master of genre illustration.

Insight Editions will be hosting Dave for an artist/author signing at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 10th at 2pm, for those interested in meeting him and learning more about his unique creation process.
Recent Entries »