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Arakis Beckons Headline News

Warner Bros. Drops Latest ‘Dune: Part Two’ Official Trailer

Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated sci-fi sequel returns to Arakis… and will hit U.S. theaters and IMAX March 1, 2024, with the international release beginning on February 24, 2024.

Where’s the Spice? Headline News

‘Dune: Part Two’ Delayed Due to Ongoing Strikes

Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated sci-fi sequel is now expected to hit theaters March 15, 2024, as continuing lack of progress in SAG-AFTRA and WGA negotiations have led to multiple production shutdowns.

All This for a Dog VFXWorld

Teaming Up for ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ VFX

Collaborators Jonathan Rothbart, Janelle Croshaw Ralla, and Michael Ralla talk incendiary shotgun shells, a blind assassin’s eyeballs, a CG dog, and hundreds of ring finger removals, on Chad Stahelski and Lionsgate’s shoot ‘em up in volume action-adventure. 

A Second Look Headline News

Second Official Trailer Drops for ‘Dune: Part Two’

Check out the second look at Denis Villeneuve’s highly awaited ‘Dune’ sequel, which includes new glimpses of Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan and Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha, coming to theaters November 3.

Long Live the Fighters Headline News

Warner Bros. Drops Trailer for ‘Dune: Part Two’

Following an exclusive release at CinemaCon 2023 last week, everyone can now watch the intense first look at Denis Villeneuve’s highly awaited ‘Dune’ sequel, which includes a glimpse of Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan, premiering in theaters November 3.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune,’ ‘Encanto,’ and ‘The Windshield Wiper’ Take Home Oscar Gold

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 28, 2022 at 9:32am

Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic scored a hefty 6 wins, though the evening’s most momentous achievement was an unwanted, violent reminder that live TV never goes as planned... or hoped.

And the Oscar Goes To… Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: Five VFX Oscar Contenders Panel

On March 9, VFX supervisors from the 5 Best Visual Effects Oscar nominated films come together in a free VIEW Conference virtual panel; the event is offered in partnership with OGR and the VFX Festival.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for the 94th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 7:06am

‘Dune’ receives 10 nominations including Best Visual Effects and Best Picture; ‘Encanto,’ ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines,’ and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ are nominated for Best Animated Feature; ‘Affairs of the Art,’ ‘Bestia,’ ‘Boxballet,’ ‘Robin Robin,’ and ‘The Windshield Wiper’ are nominated for Best Animated Short.

We Like Spice! VFXWorld

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.

Dept. of I Can’t Wait Headline News

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.

Dept. of I Can’t Wait Headline News

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.

Awards Headline News

‘Coco,’ ‘Dear Basketball,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Win Oscars at 90th Academy Awards

Glen Keane’s ‘Dear Basketball,’ Pixar’s ‘Coco’ win animation Oscars; ‘Blade Runner 2049’ wins VFX and cinematography awards.

Academy Awards VFXWorld

The 2018 VFX Nominees: Doubling Down on Digital Effects

Group of 20 nominees draws on two decades of experience and technological advances, delivering shots that were previously unimaginable.