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The Art of X-2: The Maki: The Illustrated Story and Screenplay (Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook)by Bryan Singer
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Illustrated with over 300 stills and drawings, including the complete screenplay, the only book on the making of the spectacular X-Men 2 and the X-Men film franchise.
Outcasts from society, the X-Men are genetic mutants, born with superhuman powers, who harness their special abilities for the greater good. But the human race they fight to protect rejects and fears—even hates—them.
Initially realized in the Marvel Comic Book adventures, the first X-Men major feature film was released by Fox in 2000, directed by Bryan Singer, who had previously directed Apt Pupil and The Usual Suspects. Its stunning success—theatrically grossing nearly $300 million worldwide, and becoming a video and DVD phenomenon—signaled the current wave of comics to film adaptations and guaranteed the sequel, which reunites the principal cast members and the original's key creative team, including director Bryan Singer, cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel, and production designer Guy Dyas.
The new X2 will feature several surprises, including favorite mutant characters from the vast X-Men comics universe, who are new to the film franchise. 300 color illustrations.
Book News Annotation:
Including photographs, storyboards, set designs, conceptual drawings, and character sketches, this book details the artwork that went into the making of the movie sequel, based on the popular comic book of the same name. Fans of the series may find the concepts that didn't wind up appearing in the movie of particular interest. A hardbound "collector's edition" contains a sixteen-page supplement on the art of the first film, the screenplay for , and a gatefold spread of the "Nightcrawler" character not included in this paper edition. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Coinciding with the May 2, 2003 release of the Twentieth Century Fox film, this official movie tie-in book contains the complete screenplay and over 200 stills and drawings. It is the only book on the making of the spectacular X-Men 2 and the X-Men film franchise based on the popular Marvel Comics superheroes. The movie's all-star cast includes Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Famke Janssen, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, and Alan Cumming. Directed by Bryan Singer (Apt Pupin, The Usual Suspects). Official tie-in to Twentieth Century Fox's multi-million dollar marketing campaign for major film release on May 2, 2003
X-Men 2: The Illustrated Story and Screenplay Director Bryan Singer contributes an introduction to this book about his forthcoming film.
About the Author
Bryan Singer previously directed and co-produced X-Men, Apt Pupil, and The Usual Suspects. He lives in Los Angeles.
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