While talking about the development of Guardians of the Galaxy, director James Gunn told IGN, “Our sets are enormous. We have a prison that is 350,000 pounds of steel. Anybody who knows me knows I love the mix of practical and CGI effects… I can’t wait for people to see it, because it’s astonishingly beautiful.” It is beautiful and one artist that helped bring that astonishing beauty to the screen was Stephan Martinière.
Martinière is a French science fiction and fantasy artist, cartoonist, concept illustrator and art director who’s worked on Hollywood blockbusters like Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), I, Robot(2004) and Total Recall (2012).
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See more of Stephan Martinière’s jaw-dropping portfolio at http://www.martiniere.com!
What do you think of the concept art? If you’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy what do you think of the film?
Official Guardians of the Galaxy Summary
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team–the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand–with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
Directed by James Gunn.
Production Design by Charles Wood
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close.
Release date: August 1, 2014 (USA)
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