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WETA Digital Releases ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ BTS Featurette

Last night, the world premiere of Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel happened simultaneously across the globe. There was the big red carpet event in London, but scores of public and press screenings took place in the US. Following the US screenings, there were two added scenes post-credits (which changes what our own Rich said about there being […]

Pete’s Dragon Goes Fuzzy In First Photo Of Elliott

Hidden from the earlier trailer for Pete’s Dragon, Entertainment Weekly has a first look photo of Elliott as he will appear in the live action remake: Keeping some of the original design, the new Elliott veers away from the popular scaled look for dragons and goes for something akin to Falcor from The Neverending Story. […]

A Look At The Visual Effects For The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

We’ve seen more and more visual effect companies releasing videos showing how they work. Here we have one of the best, Weta, showing us the VFX for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies The adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the company of dwarves comes to a climatic conclusion when they are faced with […]




Come Visit Arcadia, Just Make Sure To Avoid A Meltdown

Dan Kroenung writes for Bleeding Cool: 6th Grade: My father was called in to meet with my English teacher over “something” that I had done. I was unaware that I had actually done anything because I was a lame ass little do-gooder, and a professional at doing “nothing” since I was born. What was so bad […]







First Review: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

The original Planet of the Apes films are not hard sci-fi by any means, but fantasies with rich allegorical value. From the very first reports on Rise of the Apes, (originally Caesar, and now Rise of the Planet of the Apes to hammer the connection home, though, honestly, the chance of anybody missing the links, […]

VIDEO STREAM: Behind The Scenes Of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Live

See behind the scenes at WETA as they make monkey magic. The below player will be giving you a vantage point into the FX kitchens where the digital simians for Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes are being cooked up. If you’re early, come back at 2.18 PDT, or 10.18 PM here in […]

First Footage From The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Shows Off A Moody Ape

The 20th Century Fox zookeepers have let slip the The Rise of the Planet of the Apes apes.* It’s a WETA FX gig, so you know it’s going to look good – and they’ve even got a track record in, very specifically, digitally-rendered simians performed by Andy Serkis. They were on home turf all the […]

First Look At An Ape From Rise Of The Apes

Until now, the closest we’d managed to get to one of the Rise of the Apes apes were some paparazzi pictures of Andy Serkis in his performance capture uniform (and we all know how that turned out). Now, Fox have revealed the first, official look at one of the wee chimps, and it’s made its […]

Ricky Gervais To Play Mole In Weta Wind In The Willows

Indie producer-director Ray Griggs is currently working on a new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows with animatronic animal FX courtesy of the boffins at Weta. Previously, we’ve had the film’s poster and teaser trailer… and now the casting begins. According to Variety (the story isn’t on their site at time of writing, […]

John Carpenter On Board for Darkchylde Film

Things are looking good for the film version of Randy Queen’s 90s-era classic Darkchylde comic. It’s been a couple years since WETA entered the picture, Newsarama revealed some WETA test footage for the film this summer, and now a press release has John Carpenter signed on to direct. Queen had this to say: “I’m beyond […]

Moody Trailer For The Wind in the Willows

Last night, I had trouble getting the trailer for Ray Grigg’s Weta-powered The Wind in the Willows to play on the film’s official site but it’s now been uploaded to YouTube. Particularly misrepresentative in the sense that it’s all CG and the film is going to feature cast of practical (ie. man in suit) effects. […]