'Storyboards' Gives Glimpse Into Unseen Past of 'Star Wars' (Video)

Abrams Books releases an animated trailer for its forthcoming collection of the complete storyboards to the first three "Star Wars" movies.
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While fans wait for more news about Star Wars: Episode VII or the animated Star Wars Rebels, they can revisit the galaxy far, far away in a way they’ve never seen it before -- with Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy, a new hardcover collection of the compete storyboard to the original Star Wars movies.

Scheduled for release next week, the Abrams Books collection -- edited by J.W. Rinzler, with a foreword from director Joe Johnston, who worked on storyboards and concept designs for the first three Star Wars movies -- includes never-before-seen storyboards from Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

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To promote the book, Wired premiered an animated trailer, created by New York-based ad agency Outsider, that showcases some of the art contained therein -- including dramatically different looks for some familiar characters. (Seriously, who is that right at the very end?)

Watch the trailer below; Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy will be released in bookstores May 13.