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‘Alien: Romulus’ Promises Chest-Bursting Terror in New Trailer

Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Fede Alvarez, the ninth entry in the immensely popular and enduring ‘Alien’ franchise hits theaters August 16, 2024. 

We Return to the Return of the Planet of the Apes VFXWorld

Creating the ‘Kingdom’: Wētā FX Brings Life to the Latest ‘Planet of the Apes’ Outing

VFX Supervisor Erik Winquist and Animation Supervisor Paul Story talk apes, plates, solvers, water, and other constituents of their heroic work on 20th Century Studios’ all-new action-adventure, ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.’

A Clash in the Monsterverse VFXWorld

Wētā FX Fashions Creatures Great and Small for ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’

VFX Producer Kevin Sherwood and Animation Supervisor Ludovic Chailloleau talk Shimo, Skar King, One-Eye, Suko, and the myriad environments of Hollow Earth created for the latest Warner Bros./Legendary Monsterverse outing.

All Must Choose! Headline News

HBO Drops New ‘House of the Dragon’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 10:16am

The story of House Targaryen continues next month as the highly anticipated second season of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series, based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ debuts on HBO and streams June 16 on Max.

The Third Coming Headline News

An Even ‘R’-er Red Band Trailer Drops for ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’

What do superhero frenemies do… when one is Deadpool… they come together… Ryan Reynolds returns as the fourth wall breaking ‘Merc with a Mouth’ in the third installment of the scandalous Marvel Studios franchise, alongside Hugh Jackman as Wolverine; the film hits theaters July 26.

People Headline News

Steamroller Animation Names Shawn Dunn CTO

Hailing from Epic Games, Original Force and Wētā FX, the 28-year industry veteran will oversee and guide the studio’s technological vision and exploration of real-time workflows to produce feature-quality animation.

Holy Chestburster! Headline News

Fede Alvarez’s ‘Alien: Romulus’ Gets New Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 25, 2024 at 4:03pm

Holy Chestbursters… the xenomorphs are back! And like exchange students they’re looking for hosts! Produced by Ridley Scott, the ninth entry in the immensely popular and enduring ‘Alien’ franchise hits theaters August 16, 2024.

All Must Choose! Headline News

HBO Drops ‘House of the Dragon’ Dueling Season 2 Trailers

The highly anticipated second season of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series, based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ debuts on HBO and streams June 16 on Max.

No Heroes Only Rebels Headline News

Netflix Drops Official Trailer for ‘Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver’

The epic two-part science-fantasy continues with the saga’s next chapter in the people of Veldt’s fight against the Motherworld; film debuts 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.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares More Program Updates

New confirmations include a look at Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Poor Things’ VFX, and the crafting of animated features ‘Nimona’ and ‘Leo;’ 4-day conference returns in person April 23-26, and on demand April 27-May 31.

Different Day Different Doomsday Headline News

‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 4 Gets a Release Date

All good things must come to an end… but not just yet! Netflix has announced the August 8 streaming debut of the popular series' final season, noting the return of cast members Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore. 

May the Best Monster Win Headline News

Warner Drops ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ Official Trailer #2

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 9:54am

What on Earth… or Hollow Earth could scare Kong and Godzilla? Something epically colossal and massive and epic that’s happening underground, that’s what! The newest Monsterverse installment stomps into theaters and IMAX on March 29.

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.

One Last Ride Headline News

Watch: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' VFX Breakdown Reel - The Orgoscope

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 4:17pm

Sony Pictures Imageworks has just shared with AWN and VFXWorld a look at how their team, led by Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated VFX supervisor Theo Bialek, were tasked with building the planet-sized organic structure known as the Orgoscope.

We Return to the Return of the Planet of the Apes Headline News

New Trailer Drops for ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 9:21am

‘Maze Runner’ trilogy director Wes Ball breathes new life into the venerable franchise with a story set several generations after Caesar’s reign, when a tyrannical ape leader builds his empire… but one young ape has other ideas; hitting theaters May 24, 2024.

The Third Coming Headline News

A Very 'R-Rated' First Trailer Drops for ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’

Ryan Reynolds returns as the fourth wall breaking ‘Merc with a Mouth’ in the third installment of the scandalous Marvel Studios franchise, alongside Hugh Jackman as Wolverine; the film hits theaters July 26.

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.

Give Peace A Chance ANIMATIONWorld

‘War is Over’ Highlights Brotherhood and Brutality in Protest for Peace

Dave Mullins and Brad Booker’s Oscar-shortlisted animated short, inspired by John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1971 song, ‘Happy X-Mas (War is Over), and animated in Unreal Engine at Wētā FX, showcases a game of chess, set on a battlefield, with a carrier pigeon delivering instructions on next moves - on the board and in the trenches - leading to a forgone conclusion: there are no winners in war.

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.

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.

No Heroes Only Rebels Headline News

Official Clip Drops for Zack Snyder’s ‘Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire’

The first installment of the epic two-part science-fantasy that explores an original universe and lore streams December 22 only on Netflix.

May the Best Monster Win Headline News

Warner Drops ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 4, 2023 at 7:30am

As the extremely active seismograph warns, something epically colossal and massive and epic is happening underground, as ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ director Adam Wingard returns to helm the upcoming Monsterverse installment, stomping into theaters April 12, 2024.

Biggest Breakup of the Year Headline News

Unity Terminates Working Agreement with Wētā FX, Lays off 265 Workers

2 years after purchasing the VFX company’s tools, pipeline, technology and engineering talent pool, the company moves to refocus on video game development, with a goal to become a major player in the professional M&E market; it will also shutter 14 offices.

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