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Cinesite Begins Work on ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’

VFX Supervisor Zave Jackson overseeing visual effects for the third and final installment in the trilogy.

London-headquartered VFX house Cinesite announced that it has started work on 20th Century Fox’s Christmas release, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

Directed by Shawn Levy, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is the third and final installment in the trilogy. The magical Egyptian tablet of Ahkmenrah, the key to bringing the museum's exhibits to life, has begun to corrode, putting the fate of the exhibits in jeopardy as a result. Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) embarks on an epic quest throughout the exhibits, uniting new characters and old favorites with the aim of saving the magic before it is gone forever.

The late Robin Williams reprises his role as Teddy Roosevelt, and is joined on the cast by Dan Stevens as Sir Lancelot, Ben Kingsley as Ahkmenrah's father, a powerful pharaoh and the creator of the magical tablet, and Rebel Wilson as Tilly, a security guard who comes across the shocking after-hours activity.

The VFX supervisor for the production is Erik Nash. Zave Jackson is the VFX Supervisor for Cinesite, whose recent work includes The Man from U.N.C.L.E., X-Men: Days of Future Past and 300: Rise of an Empire

“We at Cinesite are proud to be working on the final film of the immensely popular Night at the Museum trilogy,” said Cinesite MD Antony Hunt. "We are working hard to deliver high quality visual effects for the release which is just two months away.” 

Cinesite is currently working on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Warner Bros.), Maggie (Lionsgate), San Andreas (Warner Bros.), The Last Witch Hunter (Lionsgate) and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (20th Century Fox), having recently completed work on Into the Storm (Warner Bros.) and Hercules (Paramount Pictures).

Source: Cinesite

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.