‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ crosses $750 million at global box-office
3:30 pm PDT 14/07/2014 By

The giant robots sequel added another $102 million to its collections from over 50 territories, taking its worldwide total to $752.5 million. The film, which was partially shot in the People’s Republic, has set a new benchmark for foreign releases, having grossed $262.6 million in the country adding another $25 million this week. Read More

Vishal Bhardwaj’s finale to his Shakespeare Trilogy ‘Haider’ trailer out
8:38 pm PDT 09/07/2014 By

Come 2 October, 2014 and the fans of Vishal Bhardwaj’s brand of cinema will be treated with yet another masterpiece in the making – Haider – which also happens to be the last in the trilogy of the filmmaker’s fascination with Shakespearean plays. Read More

Disney in talks with ‘Transformers’ scribe for a ‘Dumbo’ live-action feature
7:27 pm PDT 09/07/2014 By

Ehren Kruger, mostly known for churning out the ‘Transformer’ scripts for Michael Bay will be scripting the adaptation. With the movie about a flying elephant, it will certainly demand some pretty neat CGI work and Disney is banking on the modern day FX technology to pull off the feat in a live-action framework. Read More

JK Rowlings’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ to be shot by Warner Bros. in UK
12:00 pm PDT 04/07/2014 By

The Harry Potter spin-off is based on a 54-page textbook set for Hogwarts pupils, which was published in 2001. The book is about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. It purports to be Harry Potter’s copy of the textbook of the same name mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone the first novel of the Harry Potter series. Read More

Performance Capture: A new mantra for the future of filmmaking
4:00 pm PDT 28/06/2014 By

Centaurdigital founder Lino Stephen, who has worked as a technical director on ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ and ‘The Robot’, writes a comment on how ‘Performance Capture’ has become an important tool in the craft of film making and what is it that Indian film makers need to really leverage this tool and revolutionising the Indian cinema space. Read More

Transformers 4: Unadulterated Metallic Mayhem
3:00 pm PDT 26/06/2014 By

‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ is for the fans of the franchise. Those who don’t enjoy Michael Bay’s brand of mind numbing action will be best served to remain at home. Lovers of all things explosions, visual effects marvels, and Autobots will be granted a wealth of all of the above, plus a few intriguing and unexpected twists. Autobots roll out! Read More

Prime Focus World and Double Negative merge Hollywood VFX business
5:40 pm PDT 25/06/2014 By

The strategic partnership will create, what can be said to be indisputably the world’s largest independent VFX, stereo conversion and animation company serving the Hollywood film industry. The new VFX business, which will trade under the ‘Double Negative’ brand, will be led by DNeg’s current management team of Alex Hope (Managing Director) and Matthew Holben (CEO). Read More

‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ featurette shows off jaw-dropping VFX
1:48 pm PDT 25/06/2014 By

The follow-up to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) has recently released a new featurette online, which reveals the film’s remarkable visual effects. Directed by Reeves and co-starring Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman and Jason Clarke, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes will open in India on 11 July 2014. Read More

Prime Focus bags the ‘Best Visual Effects’ Award for ‘White House Down’, at Asia Image Apollo Awards 2014
5:22 pm PDT 23/06/2014 By

Adding another feather to its cap, Prime Focus World, recently bagged the production industry’s prestigious Apollo Award. This time the company has been honoured for its ‘Best Visual Effects’ in the Roland Emmerich-helmed action blockbuster – White House Down. Read More

Warner Bros. to reboot ‘Scooby-Doo’ in another live-action
5:13 pm PDT 23/06/2014 By

The mystery solving gang last appeared on the big screen in 2002′s Scooby-Doo and its 2004 sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, which starred Freddie Prinze Jr. as blond jock Fred, Sarah Michelle Gellar as danger-prone Daphne, Matthew Lillard as slacker Shaggy and Linda Cardellini as brainy Velma. Read More