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The Cap is Back Headline News

Marvel Drops ‘Captain America: Brave New World’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 12, 2024 at 7:31am

Anthony Mackie returns to ‘wield the shield’ as Cap himself, landing in the middle of an international incident – of course – and a nefarious global plot, hitting theaters February 14, 2025.

Events Headline News

Register Now for the ASIFAC Animation Festival and Conference

ASIFA-South’s free 2-day event runs June 28-29 featuring panels, roundtables, workshops and screenings; conference theme ‘Animation Re:Launch’ is a rallying cry for the industry to rebound and thrive after a challenging year.

We Want More Psychohistory

Finding the Right VFX Equation for ‘Foundation’ Season 2

VFX supervisor Chris MacLean talks about the stunning visuals – 3,215 shots in all - that depict the worlds, characters, ships, and creatures of the hit sci-fi series, based on Isaac Asimov’s famed Hugo Award-winning sci-fi trilogy about Dr. Hari Seldon’s mathematical ‘psychohistory’ predictions; now streaming on Apple TV+.

The Scariest Ballerina Headline News

Universal Drops New Trailer for ‘Abigail’

From Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the directing team behind ‘Ready or Not,’ 2022’s ‘Scream,’ and ‘Scream VI,’ comes a blood-thirsty new vision for vampire flicks featuring a monstrous little girl, out April 19. 

Flex Those Casting Cordyceps Headline News

‘The Last of Us’ Season 2 Adds Four New Cast Members

HBO’s award-winning live-action adaptation of the hit Naughty Dog videogame brings on Danny Ramirez as loyal soldier Manny; Ariela Barer as young doctor Mel; Tati Gabrielle as military medic Nora; and Spencer Lord as gentle soul Owen.

sci-fi drama Headline News

David S. Goyer Steps Down as ‘Foundation’ Showrunner Over Budget Battles

EP Bill Bost will now oversee Season 3 photography, while Goyer will retain the ‘showrunner’ title and continue to write for the hit series, which was renewed by Apple TV+ for a third season last year.

Pushing the Filmmaking Envelope VFXWorld

ILM’s Ian Comley and Charmaine Chan Talk ‘The Creator’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 4:51pm

The VFX supervisors explain director Gareth Edward’s innovative, slightly radical new approach to filmmaking, a type of ‘reverse engineering,’ including the integration of visual effects, when during the process they’re created, and when it’s best not to use them, on his multiple VES Award-winning sci-fi thriller that’s been nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar. 

Flex Those Casting Cordyceps Headline News

Catherine O’Hara Joins Cast of ‘The Last of Us’ Season 2

With her role undisclosed, the ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and ‘Beetlejuice’ star joins ‘Beef’ star Young Mazino as Jesse, Kaitlyn Dever as Abby, and Isabella Merced (‘Madame Web’) as Dina in HBO’s live-action series adaptation of the fan favorite zombie shooter.

Another Bolt Bites the Dust Headline News

Geraldine Viswanathan Replaces Ayo Edebiri in Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’

‘The Bear’ actress has stepped down from her mystery role due to scheduling conflicts, after the project was delayed multiple times during last year’s strikes; film hits theaters July 25, 2025.

No… Not the Butterfly VFXWorld

Kaiju VFX Are All the Rage – and Then Some in ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’

VFX supervisor Sean Konrad helped deliver over 3,000 ‘giant’ shots on the highly acclaimed Apple TV+ series with the ‘monstrously’ talented artists on his in-house team and at Rising Sun Pictures, Rodeo FX, Framestore, FuseFX, Outpost VFX, Crafty Apes, Wētā FX, MPC, Storm Studios, Vitality VFX, BOT VFX, Mr. Wolf, Scarab Digital, The Third Floor, Proof, and MPC Visualization.

The Cordyceps Will Soon Return Headline News

‘The Last of Us’ Rounds Out Season 2 Cast

‘Beef’ star Young Mazino will star as Jesse, with Kaitlyn Dever as Abby and Isabella Merced as Dina, in HBO’s live-action series adaptation of the fan favorite zombie shooter.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

More Psychohistory is Coming! Headline News

Apple TV+ Renews ‘Foundation’ for Season 3

The hit series, based on Isaac Asimov’s famed Hugo Award-winning sci-fi trilogy, will continue to riff on Dr. Hari Seldon’s mathematical predictions; Season 1 and 2 are streaming now.

Before the Hunger Games Headline News

New Trailer, Poster Drop for ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’

Witness the rise of power in the prequel to the ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy, set 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, and decades before Coriolanus Snow became the tyrannical President of Panem, in theaters November 17.

Never Stop Evolving ANIMATIONWorld

President and Founder Paula Wallace Talks SCAD’s 45 Year Legacy and AnimationFest 2023

In the 45 years since 71 students made up the university’s first class, ‘Starship SCAD’ has grown to four locations, over 100 degree programs, more than 17,000 current students and 60,000 alumni, with more than 2,200 alone in the School of Animation and Motion… and a brand-new Midtown Atlanta expansion that includes a 700-seat theater, SCADshow, that will host the festival, running September 28-30.

AI Gone Really Bad Headline News

Final Trailer Released for Gareth Edwards’ ‘The Creator’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 18, 2023 at 1:42pm

The gripping sci-fi adventure about a future war between humans and AI, starring John David Washington (‘Tenet’), Gemma Chan (‘Eternals’), and Ken Watanabe (‘Inception’), hits theaters September 29; VFX studios include Clear Angle Studios, Crafty Apes, Fin Design + Effects, Folks VFX, Frontier VFX, ILM, Jellyfish Pictures, MARZ, Misc Studios, Outpost VFX, Supreme Studio, and VFX Los Angeles.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD AnimationFest 2023 Coming to Atlanta

Running September 28-30, the 3-day digital media festival features screenings, panel discussions, and presentations from SCAD Alumni students, alumni and industry creatives; tickets go on sale August 31.

That Big ‘Ol Bad AI Headline News

Gareth Edwards’ ‘The Creator: IMAX Live Exclusive First Look’ Coming August 29

Special screenings set at IMAX theaters in major U.S. cities of exclusive first-look footage from the upcoming sci-fi thriller, followed by a live Q&A with the director/producer/co-writer; film hits theaters next month.

Game to Cinema Oh My! Headline News

Eli Roth’s ‘Borderlands’ Feature Gets Release Date

The live-action adaptation of the hit video game, starring Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Edgar Ramirez, Kevin Hart, Ariana Greenblatt, Florian Munteanu, and Jamie Lee Curtis, will debut in theaters August 9, 2024.

The Final Voyage Headline News

Paramount+ Shares ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 5 Teaser

Fans at the streamer’s San Diego Comic-com ‘Star Trek’ universe presentation got a first look at the last and final season of the series - coming early 2024.

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