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Grrrrrrrr! Headline News

Jacob Elordi, Christoph Waltz Join Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Frankenstein’

Felix Kammerer, Lars Mikkelsen, David Bradley, and Christian Convery are also added, joining Oscar Isaac and Mia Goth on the live-action Netflix flick based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel.

Awards Headline News

Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Wins at Golden Globes

The latest from Studio Ghibli scores for Best Motion Picture – Animated, while director Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ garners 5 awards and 'The Last of Us' wins for Best Television Series – Drama; the ceremony is now streaming on Paramount+.

Holy Frack Headline News

Derek Simonds Boards ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Reboot as Showrunner and Writer

‘The Sinner’ creator will also executive produce alongside Sam Esmail for UCP and Chad Hamilton; Michael Lesslie was previously attached to write and executive produce.

It’s Good to Have Friends VFXWorld

The ‘Explosive’ VFX of ‘The Equalizer 3’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 5, 2024 at 2:00pm

VFX supervisor and producer James McQuaide, working with 7 different vendors, delivered nearly 600 visual effects shots, including an incredibly realistic car bomb sequence, in the third film of Antoine Fuqua and Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Equalizer’ franchise.

Another Bolt Bites the Dust Headline News

Steven Yeun Drops Out of Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’

Citing last year’s strikes and scheduling conflicts as the main reasons for the departure, ‘The Walking Dead’ actor says he still wants to ‘do a Marvel movie’ in the future; ‘Thunderbolts’ hits theaters July 25, 2025.

Rome + Church + Evil Incarnate = Terror Headline News

20th Century Studios Teases ‘The First Omen’

A prequel to the classic horror film franchise, the psychological thriller follows a young American woman sent to Rome to serve the church, and of course, creepy darkness ensues; based on characters from David Seltzer’s ‘The Omen,’ the film hits theaters April 2024.

One Block at a Time Headline News

Jack Black Boards ‘Minecraft’ Live-Action Feature

The famed actor, comedian, and musician boards the upcoming adaptation of Mojang’s best-selling video game, which has yet to secure a title, but is set to hit theaters April 4, 2025; production began in New Zealand late last year.

Otherworldly VFX VFXWorld

‘The Changeling’ VFX: Grounding a Fairy Tale in New York City

VFX supervisor Greg Behrens discusses the production of otherworldly visuals on Kelly Marcel and Apple TV+’s supernatural thriller about a book dealer searching for his missing wife and son in the Big Apple. 

New Year New Fear Headline News

Universal Pictures Drops ‘Night Swim – Pool Party Possession’ Featurette

Frolic in the deep end if you dare… Atomic Monster and Blumhouse’s new supernatural thriller starring Wyatt Russell dives into theaters January 5.

Dept. of Of Course Headline News

Phew! Warner Bros.' ‘Twisters’ Not a Reboot or Continuation of ‘Twister’

Lead Glen Powell reveals the upcoming film, set in the world created by the original 1996 disaster film, is a 'standalone story in the modern day;' the pic storms into theaters July 19, 2024.

Going Rogue Headline News

Did ‘Andor’ Season 2 Premiere Get Pushed into 2025?

While the ‘Star Wars’ sci-fi franchise boasts many upcoming offerings, including ‘The Acolyte,’ ‘Skeleton Crew,’ and ‘The Bad Batch Season 3,’ Disney’s release slate for 2024 has one notable omission… 

No Heroes Only Rebels Headline News

Teaser Drops for Zack Snyder’s ‘Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver’

Watch the trailer for the second installment of the epic two-part science-fantasy that explores an original universe and lore; streams April 19 only on Netflix.

The Doctor is In Headline News

Painting Practice Shares ‘Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Special’ Design Reel

Studio delivers concept design, hybrid virtual production previs, postvis, motion graphics, and VFX design and supervision across all three anniversary episodes - ‘The Star Beast,’ ‘Wild Blue Yonder,’ and ‘The Giggle;’ work includes creating the Doctor’s all-new Tardis interior virtual reality asset and graphic language for his new Sonic Screen.

One Killer Drop Headline News

Marvel Studios Drops New ‘Echo’ Trailer, Premiere Date

The gritty, action-packed dramatic series that follows anti-hero Maya Lopez as she runs from a criminal empire debuts all its bingeable episodes at once January 9, 2024 on both Disney+ and Hulu. 

It’s Tough Being a Demigod VFXWorld

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’: A Kid Demigod Takes the LED Stage

Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz’s reimagining of Rick Riordan’s best-selling book series, that tells the story of a 12-year-old with newfound divine powers and his journey to find a lightening bolt he’s accused of stealing, looked to ILM VFX supervisor Jeff White and the studio’s groundbreaking StageCraft LED Volume technology for live-action shoots integrating real-time animated environments. 

New Year New Fear Headline News

Universal Pictures Drops Featurette for Thriller ‘Night Swim’

Based on the acclaimed 2014 short film, the new film from the producers of ‘M3GAN’ stars Wyatt Russell as Ray Waller, a former major league baseball player who discovers a dark secret tied to his new backyard swimming pool.

The End is Beginning Headline News

‘Stranger Things’ Season 5 Set to Begin Production in January

After facing numerous delays due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, work resumes in the new year; the series' final season will now premiere sometime in 2025.

Marvel Looks to Get it Write Headline News

Matthew Orton Joins ‘Captain America: Brave New World’ As Writer

Although principal photography was completed before both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, additional shoots have been expected, delaying the film multiple times with the premiere now set for February 14, 2025.

The Addams Family Returns Headline News

‘Wednesday’ Spinoff Featuring Uncle Fester in Development at Netflix

Fred Armisen is set to star in a spinoff of the fan favorite supernatural mystery series chronicling Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy, which has been greenlit for a second season.

We Want More Zombies VFXWorld

Grounding the Apocalyptic Visuals in ‘The Last of Us’

VFX supervisor Alex Wang talks the Infected, Bloaters, massive Bloaters, a giraffe, and a crashing airliner as he breaks down the production of 3,000 visual effects shots created by DNEG, Wētā FX, Distillery VFX, Zero VFX, Important Looking Pirates, beloFX, Storm Studios, Wylie Co., RVX, Assembly, Crafty Apes, UPP, RISE, Framestore, Digital Domain and MAS on HBO’s critically acclaimed and wildly popular series.

A Benevolent AI… Headline News

Gareth Edwards’ Epic Sci-fi Thriller ‘The Creator’ Coming to Hulu

The gripping adventure set amidst a future war between humans and the forces of AI debuts on the streamer December 20; also now available for purchase on digital and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Third and Final Headline News

Prime Video Renews ‘Good Omens’ for Third and Final Season

The unlikely adventures of an angel and a demon, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant, will conclude its run with an entirely original new season from co-creator Neil Gaiman.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Scanline VFX Creates the Perfect Storm in Netflix’s ‘NYAD’

VFX Supervisor Dann Tarmy breaks down his team’s extensive use of water sims, including how they tackled the huge, new challenge of replacing water in plates where the actor was shot in the water, on Netflix’s biographical sports drama of marathon swimmer Diana Nyad’s attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida. 

A Brief Partnership Headline News

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ to Premiere on Both Hulu and Disney+

Don’t get too excited… Hulu members can watch the first episode from December 20 through January 31, but still need to head to Disney+ for the second and all subsequent which will air weekly.

Pushing the Filmmaking Envelope VFXWorld

How Gareth Edwards Reverse-Engineered His Filmmaking on ‘The Creator’

The director and his VFX Supervisor, Jay Cooper, explain how they completely reversed the standard production process for his sci-fi epic, employing spontaneous live-action shoots that looked cool, not controlled, with 3D environments, digital matte paintings, and many other elements on the 1,600 visual effects shots designed afterwards, not before.

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