Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

The movie version of Cormac McCarthy's The Road still doesn't have a release date, months after it was supposed to come out. But at least concept artist Hugh Marchant's brilliant art has appeared online.

The artworks include early watercolors of key scenes from the film, and then photomontages using actual location photos. Some of the photomontages are starkly disturbing, with pale gray landscapes where the only splashes of color come from flames and bolts of lightning. You can see how Marchant took a fairly benign-looking beach and then imagined it strewn with bones, or a truck stop in ruins. Or a tunnel with loads of dead cars and graffiti at its entrance.

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Moody Concept Design For "The Road" Is Artwork In Its Own Right

Now I'm twice as desperate to see this film. There's tons more at the link. [Hugh Marchant on Flickr, via Sci Fi Cool]