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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
When do we get a trailer for the next Hobbit film, whatever it's going to be called?
This looks pretty serious. That's a good thing: humour obviously played a crucial part where it crept in along the way, but serious intent was crucial to all of the previous Ape films.
We're still a couple of years out from Thunderbirds Are Go! hitting our screens, which is just about time for the voice work to begin.
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The Roxy Cinema in Wellington, New Zealand, has played host to many Peter Jackson-related statues, from Gollum to Tintin. It now seems that they've just taken receipt of another.
Joe Letteri is the Senior Visual Effects Supervisor at Weta Digital. He's the man ultimately responsible for the outstanding quality of work from best digital effects powerhouse in the world today.
Herpes and uncomfortable spasms await!
Man, these look great.
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It's the 100th birthday of Universal, and so they've revamped their logo. In this clip you can see all of their animated logos to date, ending with the newest one, re-animated by Weta Digital.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]