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’Dune: Part Two’ Delayed, ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Sequel Set for 2024

The second half of Denis Villeneuve’s hit two-part sci-fi saga will now arrive a month later than expected, while Adam Wingard’s ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ follow-up finally gets a theatrical release date.

Oceans of Sand Headline News

DNEG Helps ‘Dune’ Come Alive with NVIDIA RTX Technology

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 29, 2022 at 12:40pm

VFX studio contributed to over 1,000 shots across 28 sequences on the Oscar-winning film, with artists working from multiple locations using NVIDIA’s virtual workstation software and hardware.

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‘Chernobyl’ Director to Helm First 2 Episodes of ‘Dune’ Prequel Series

Emmy Award winner Johan Renck will replace ‘Dune’ film director Denis Villeneuve, who exited the HBO Max project due to scheduling conflicts.

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‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Take Top Honors at 12th Annual Lumiere Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2022 at 2:18pm

At this past Friday’s The Advanced Imaging Society ceremony, 21 movie, TV, and emerging media projects were recognized; Denis Villeneuve, Adam McKay, Guillermo del Toro and Unreal Engine all received special honors.

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‘Encanto,’ ‘Dune,’ and ‘No Time to Die’ Top Art Directors Guild Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2022 at 9:55am

‘Loki’ and ‘WandaVision’ also snag honors in the TV categories at the guild’s 26th annual celebration.

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Register Now: DNEG ‘Beyond Sand & Spice: The VFX of Dune’ March 2

The latest #DeepDive session is a virtual event featuring the VFX teams’ never-before-shared insights into the visual effects behind the Oscar nominated feature ‘Dune;’ registration is open and free.

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‘Blade Runner 2099’ Live-Action Series in Development at Amazon Studios

The spinoff, set 50 years after the events of ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ has a pilot and bible ready to go, with series stalwart Ridley Scott attached to executive produce and possibly direct.

We Like Spice! VFXWorld

‘Dune’: The Inner Workings of Ornithopters, Sand Worms, and Creative Moviemaking

From functional wingspans to alien throat anatomy, DNEG animation director Robyn Luckham discusses his work on Denis Villeneuve’s masterful epic adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi classic.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Seek the Spice as ‘Dune’ Comes to Digital and Blu-Ray

Denis Villeneuve’s hit sci-fi epic, based on the seminal Frank Herbert books, arrives for digital ownership on December 3 and 4K, Blu-ray and DVD on January 11, 2022, complete with special bonus features.

We Like Spice! VFXWorld

A Trio Bands Together to Help Denis Villeneuve Make ‘Dune’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4:10pm

Two of the director’s previous collaborators - production designer Patrice Vermette and editor Joe Walker - along with first timer, cinematographer Greig Fraser, teamed together to help him bring author Frank Herbert’s famed sci-fi novel, long thought unadaptable in cinema, to the screen.

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Practical and Digital Effects Expertly Join Forces on ‘Dune’

For Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Lambert and SFX supervisor Gerd Nefzer, the seamless blending of live-action and CG on Denis Villeneuve’s stunning, epic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi tome grounded the film in a believable reality, fully immersing audiences in Paul Atreides’ hero’s journey to the dark, foreboding conflict on the universe’s most dangerous planet.

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Evil Awaits on Arrakis in New ‘Dune’ Trailer

Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi tome follows Paul Atreides hero’s journey to the dark, foreboding conflict on the universe’s most dangerous planet; film hits theaters and HBO Max on October 22.

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Backlash Over WarnerMedia’s HBO Max Movie Streaming Plans Continues

Warner Bros’ announcement that entire 2021 lineup of 17 films will stream on HBO Max simultaneously with their theatrical releases continues to raise the ire of directors and production houses

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Pete Docter and Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Skipping Theatres, Heading to Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:58pm

Disney makes the tough decision to cancel their highly anticipated animated feature’s planned November 20 theatrical release date, opting instead to debut exclusively December 25 on the company’s streaming platform.

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Official ‘Dune’ Trailer Breathes New Life into Sci-Fi Classic

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 11:58am

‘Blade Runner 2049’ director Denis Villeneuve takes the helm of the latest big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi bestseller, and it looks dark, brooding and utterly inviting.

Academy Awards VFXWorld

Electric Dreams: John Nelson Talks ‘Blade Runner 2049’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:25am

The overall VFX supervisor riffs on witness cameras, bleak L.A. cityscapes and the super-secret digital recreation of Rachael in Denis Villeneuve’s mesmerizing ‘Blade Runner’ sequel.   

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Double Negative Delivers the Joi of ‘Blade Runner 2049’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8:00am

DNeg VFX supervisor Paul Lambert details the creation of futuristic Los Angeles cityscapes, the holographic Joi, and the visuals for the final act of director Denis Villeneuve’s follow-up to the 1982 sci-fi film noir classic by Ridley Scott.

Feature VFX VFXWorld

Communicating the Abstract: the User Interfaces of ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Territory Studio gives life to the tech of director Denis Villeneuve’s futuristic sci-fi world, building computer systems that -- like the world they inhabit -- co-mingle the synthetic with the organic.

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WATCH: Rodeo FX Unveils VFX Breakdown for ‘Blade Runner 2049’

From digital signage and sci-fi cityscapes to a completely remade Las Vegas locale, Rodeo FX delivers 75 visual effects shots for the sequel to Ridley Scott’s classic 1982 feature film.

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Electric Dreams: Framestore’s Creative Journey to ‘Blade Runner 2049’

A team of 175 artists at Framestore’s Montréal hub deliver nearly 300 VFX shots across nine sequences for director Denis Villeneuve’s follow-up to the 1982 classic sci-fi feature directed by Ridley Scott.

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Crossing the Uncanny Valley: MPC Crafts CG Rachael for ‘Blade Runner 2049’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 3:12pm

VFX supervisor Richard Clegg raises the bar on photorealistic digital doubles in Denis Villeneuve's hit follow-up to the 1982 sci-fi classic directed by Ridley Scott.

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Get Ready for ‘Blade Runner 2049’ with New Anime Short from Shinichirō Watanabe

Brand-new 2D animated short from the director of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ stands as a prologue to director Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated follow-up to the classic 1982 ‘Blade Runner.’

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