‘Planet Of The Apes 4’: Weta Digital Returning With ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ VFX Supervisor Tapped

It was heartbreaking to see Wes Ball’s (Maze Runner Trilogy) big special effects event film Mouse Guard getting scrapped as part of the wave of films that got cancelled in the wake of Disney’s merger with 21st Century Fox and taking oversight on feature films in development at 20th Century Fox (now 20th Century Studios).Continue reading “‘Planet Of The Apes 4’: Weta Digital Returning With ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ VFX Supervisor Tapped”

David Lowery & A24 Should Consider Developing A Mature Fantasy Franchise After ‘The Green Knight’

A24 will be releasing the visually stunning fantasy film The Green Knight from filmmaker David Lowery that is loosely based on the Arthurian poem Sir Gawain & The Green Knight. Dev Patel’s Sir Gawain is a member of King Arthur’s Knights of The Round Table, being part of the public domain allows the studio notContinue reading “David Lowery & A24 Should Consider Developing A Mature Fantasy Franchise After ‘The Green Knight’”

Amazon’s ‘Lord of The Rings’ Series May Deviate Visually From The Middle-Earth Established By Peter Jackson

Filming on Amazon’s new Lord of The Rings series finally kicked-off on Monday according to a report from Deadline and while most Tolkien fans like myself are eager to see what they’re cooking up it is starting to sound like the new series might not look as familiar as we had hoped.  There are someContinue reading “Amazon’s ‘Lord of The Rings’ Series May Deviate Visually From The Middle-Earth Established By Peter Jackson”

Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-Based Weta Digital Launches Weta Animated

Today, it was officially announced via Variety that Weta Digital will be expanding it’s operations with a new animation division called Weta Animated. Peter Jackson’s company based in New Zealand has been one of the leading forces in digital visual effects along industry peers such as Industrial Light & Magic. They’ve hired Prem Akkaraju toContinue reading “Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-Based Weta Digital Launches Weta Animated”