Today it was announced over at StarWars.com that the Art of The Force Awakens book will be releasing on the same day the film comes out, which is of course on December 18th.
Here is the description of the book from StarWars.com, as well as a look at the cover, which is a pretty awesome cover featuring art of Kylo Ren!
The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, written by Phil Szostak, is a portal that takes you from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios to the conclusion of postproduction at Industrial Light & Magic. Arriving in stores on December 18, the same day that Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, it takes fans deep inside the evolution of the film. Exclusive interviews with the entire creative team also provide a detailed look at what it took to bring director J. J. Abrams’ vision to life, while the unused “blue sky” concept art offers glimpses into roads not traveled.
Bursting with hundreds of beautiful works of art that include production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and matte paintings, The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will delight both Star Wars fans and film enthusiasts for years to come.
It looks like we’re gonna have some shopping to do after we see the movie on December 18th, with the soundtrack and several books releasing on that day!