Many fans have been asking "Will there be an ‘art book for the new movie?" Today, TrekMovie has the answer, and it is "yes!" "Star Trek: The Art of the Film" was made available for pre-order today, and is due in stores just in time for the Blu-ray and DVD release of Star Trek. More info below.
JJ Abrams Star Trek gets an art book
Star Trek: The Art of the Film", written by Mark Cotta Vaz, will be available November 17th (the same day as the feature film DVD and Blu-ray sets). The 160 page hardcover book will retail for $29.95. Genre fans may recognize Cotta Vaz’s name as he is responsible for many feature film art and making of books (including The Art of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Lost Chronicles, Spiderman 2, and more). The new Star Trek movie art book includes a forward by director JJ Abrams.
The book is being published by
Titan Books, who are part of the same group as Titan Magazines (who publish the Official Star Trek Magazine). Titan Books was also the publishers of "The Making of Star Trek First Contact" (1996).
Star Trek: The Art of the Film joins a list of previous art and sketch books for Star Trek, especially 1997’s "The Art of Star Trek" (Judith and Garfield Reeves Stevens) and "The Star Trek Sketchbook" (Herbert Solow and Yvonne Fern) and 1998’s "The Star Trek The Next Generation Sketchbook" (John Eaves and JM Dillard). However, this is the first time a single Star Trek feature film has been given its own art book (there have been many "making of" books though).
TrekMovie will have more details on this book coming up, and of course be doing a review closer to release.
You can preorder "Star Trek: The Art of the Film" at Amazon.com now.