The most controversial scene in the film V for Vendetta (2006) was the terrorist explosion of the Houses of Parliament building. In these storyboards by Axel Eichhorst (Mission: Impossible III, The Reader, The Ghost Writer) you can watch the destruction of The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Palace in all it's glory.
Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V For Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked vigilante known only as “V.” Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he detonates two London landmarks and takes over the government-controlled airwaves, urging his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V’s mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself – and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plot to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption. V for Vendetta was released March 17th, 2006 and stars Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Rupert Graves, Roger Allam. The film is directed by James McTeigue.
Here's what the artist said about the storyboards:
On this movie I got the chance to sketch the storyboards, after Steve Skroce, who started them, moved on to work on his comic novel series.
You can see more of Axel Eichhorst's work at http://www.axeleichhorst.com
©Copyright Warner Bros. 2006
What do you think of the illustrations? Any other buildings you'd like to see blown up?
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