Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett Is Now on Kickstarter
Featuring Storyboard Art from 3 of Legendary’s Blockbuster Monsterverse Hits, This Book From Clover Press Presents an Unprecedented Look at 2 of the Biggest Stars in Cinema
(April 11, 2022) Richard Bennett is one of the most respected storyboard artists working today, having collaborated with directors David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Brad Bird, and JJ Abrams, among others. Now, Bennett and Clover Press are launching a Kickstarter campaign for a stunning hardcover coffee table book which showcases Bennett’s storyboard storytelling and two of the biggest stars in the history of cinema with Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett. The stunning new book is the result of a licensing deal between Legendary Comics, Toho Co., Ltd., and Clover Press.
Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett features storyboard art from a selection of the best sequences from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ blockbuster trio of hits Godzilla vs. Kong, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Kong: Skull Island, along with some never-before-seen deleted scenes. Featuring full color stills reflecting the final shots in the film, the book is sure to be a must-have for movie buffs, film students, industry professionals and, of course, all Kaiju aficionados!
"This book is an opportunity to both spotlight the process of making a Hollywood blockbuster and the craft of storyboard storytelling,” said Bennett. “It will showcase lots of material displaying the early planning for each scene and will also give fans a chance to peek into some of the deleted scenes that never made it onto the big screen. I started out as a comic book artist, and fans of both comics and films will see how that experience informs my work.” Bennett has worked on over 60 major motion pictures, including Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, TRON: Legacy, Dunkirk, Tenet, and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Presented in a deluxe 11.75” x 8.5” widescreen hardcover coffee table book with over 200 pages, Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett features an introduction by Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard and an afterword by Oscar-Nominated production designer Stefan Dechant, who writes, “Within these pages we find the imagination and artistry of Richard Bennett. He brings to life the Kaiju of cinema’s yesteryear through the modern retelling of Legendary’s Monsterverse.”
For updates, follow Clover Press on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett is now on Kickstarter. To support the campaign, visit Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cloverpress/godzilla-and-kong-storyboard-artbook?ref=9c1zo0.
The official info has been announced for both The Art of Godzilla: King Of The Monsters book, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters Official Movie Novelization. Both are releasing after the film will be released in theaters but can be pre-ordered now. Check out the details for both below and pre-ordered links.
The Art of Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
The Art and Making of Godzilla: King of Monsters is 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.
By Abbie Bernstein
About the Author
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
Release date: June 4, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters Official Movie Novelization
The official novelization of the summer blockbuster Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the latest film in the MonsterVerseTM franchise, starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, with Ken Watanabe and Ziyi Zhang.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows the heroic efforts of the cryptozoological agency Monarch as its members 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 superspecies, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.
By Greg Keyes
About the Author
Publisher: Titan Books
Release date May 28, 2019
Set to be released online and in stores in Spring 2019 Fans invited to attend special Legendary Comics’ MonsterVerse panel at Los Angeles Comic Con on October 27 for a chance to receive a limited-edition Godzilla: Aftershock poster
LOS ANGELES, October 25, 2018 – In anticipation of next summer’s big-screen blockbuster, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Legendary Comics announces the thrilling companion graphic novel GODZILLA: AFTERSHOCK, written by Arvid Nelson, with art by Drew Edward Johnson. Continuing the story of 2014’s Godzilla after the catastrophic events in San Francisco, the King of the Monsters finds himself once again threatened as a terrifying new foe rises from the depths of the earth, unleashing a series of devastating earthquakes and driven by an unstoppable primal instinct that will test the King of Monsters like never before. Godzilla: Aftershock will be available online and in stores in Spring 2019. Follow Facebook.com/LegendaryComics for the latest news and updates.
“Godzilla: Aftershock is yet another exhilarating entry into the canon of the MonsterVerse, and it is especially exciting to introduce fans to a brand new original monster unique to the comic, but true to the legacy of Godzilla,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics.
Introducing characters from the upcoming movie, the graphic novel also invites readers to delve further into the activities of cryptozoological agency Monarch. The brilliant and driven Monarch operative Dr. Emma Russell races to stop the threat as clues emerge to reveal a terrible secret—a tragedy, of apocalyptic proportions from the distant past that changed the course of human history, is returning to threaten it once more. A shadowy figure stalks Emma’s every move as she travels the globe to uncover secrets, while Godzilla clashes in an ancient rivalry as old as the earth itself. The fate of the world lies in the balance in an epic confrontation that no Godzilla fan will want to miss.
Fans attending Los Angeles Comic Con are invited to get a sneak peek of GODZILLA: AFTERSHOCK at the Legendary Comics panel “Godzilla: Secrets of the MonsterVerse” in Room 403B on Saturday, October 27 at 3pm. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive an exclusive signed/numbered Godzilla poster only available at the panel. For more information, please visit: https://www.comicconla.com/.
Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released in theaters nationwide on May 31, 2019.
Official solicitation info from Diamond:
GODZILLA AFTERSHOCK HC GN
(W) Arvid Nelson (A) Drew Johnson (CA) Christopher Shy, Art Adams
The official prequel graphic novel to the major motion picture, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019