Peep into an underwater action scene from the upcoming Aquaman
4:30 pm PDT 23/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Last month, it was announced that the trailer of the movie ‘Aquaman’ will be released at San Diego Comic Con. It is intended to be the sixth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Aquaman is the first DC film to release since the Justice League hit theaters last year. Amber Heard plays the character ‘Mera’ who is Aquaman’s love interest in the film and eventually becomes his wife. Jason Momoa plays Arthur Curry aka Aquaman. The screenplay is written … Read More

#FeatureFriday: Splitting Deadpool into two – Framestore’s endeavors behind the iconic ‘Deadpool 2’ scene
6:00 pm PDT 22/06/2018 By Sachin Bhat

Deadpool 2 may have ran thin on story, but did produce some really amusing scenes that almost threw us off our seats. Yes, that includes Juggernaut tearing the motormouth mercenary in two! Like literally! Funny it may have seemed, but the grim and gory manner of the evisceration made for a difficult viewing to a few. Framestore VFX supervisor Stephane Naze feels it’s a bit of both. “It’s indeed very gory but also very funny! We built all of the … Read More

IT: Chapter 2
Warner Bros’ ‘It: Chapter Two’ is ramping up to begin production
5:15 pm PDT 22/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The sequel of Warner Bros’ film It: Chapter One, 2017’s horror hit which is an adaptation to Stephen King novel, is started with production. The It: Chapter One earned a record-breaking sum of $700 million worldwide. Hoping that it manages to play the same magic on its fans once again. Gary Dauberman will pen down the screenplay of chapter 2. The film is expected to be directed by Andy Muschietti and stars Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise, Jessica Chastain as Beverly … Read More

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Paramount reboots ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
3:30 pm PDT 22/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is announced to be developed by Paramount Pictures. They have hired Andrew Dodge (Space Jam 2, Bad Words) to pen the script. There has been no clear indication that this new movie will be a reboot of 2016’s Out of the Shadows. Since Michael Bay is still associated with Paramount as an executive producer, the report released described that the movie will not be a sequel. It will be produced by Platinum Duner … Read More

Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War brings new behind-the-scene videos
2:30 pm PDT 22/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Watching some of our favourite heroes turn to dust by Thanos has left a disappointing mark to our memories of them. Possibly to lessen the pain, Marvel Universe brings a few VFX breakdowns of the Avengers: Infinity War to its fan to also impersonify the most fearsome-villain Thanos (played by Josh Brolin), the indestructible Hulk (played by Mark Ruffalo), the influential Dr. Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), the larger-than-life Spider Man (played by Tom Holland), and the billionaire industrialist Iron … Read More

2.0: Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer adds 100 crore to its budget
6:30 pm PDT 19/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The movie had estimated the budget at Rs. 400 crore, but the completion requires an addition of more funds in the project. Another Rs. 100 crore is added to their budget to accelerate the delayed VFX work and special effects. According to the sources, the movie was budgeted at Rs. 160 crore at the initial stage. The release date was shifted repeatedly and the movie is expected to finally release during Republic day 2019. One of the changed dates for … Read More

#FeatureFriday: The mechanics of ‘Maw’ – Cinesite’s VFX ordeal for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
5:30 pm PDT 15/06/2018 By Sachin Bhat

Avengers: Infinity War was one nerve-jangling affair! And the Russo brothers, the directors, waste no time to establish the diabolical narrative in the opening sequence, that begins with a massive ship invading the Asgardians. Soon, we overhear some chilling words from a shadowy figure walking over a horde of corpse, before revealing himself to be the sinister general of the ‘black order’, Ebony Maw. A skilfull manipulator with a shrewd tongue, the Maw was dispatched to procure the time stone … Read More

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — amalgamating two worlds
11:02 am PDT 11/06/2018 By Shibani Shah

Before entering the screen-room; the expectation surges too high to be controlled but too fragile to break if the movie is not up-to the mark of likeliness. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is justified on action, but leaves a lot to be considered necessary from the storytelling perspective. The movie is a hell of a coaster-ride with the best beginning and an apologetic ending — two worlds are brought together and the dinosaurs live among humans. All these years the Jurassic … Read More

Luma Pictures release VFX breakdown of car-chase sequence of ‘Black Panther’
3:30 pm PDT 04/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel’s Black Panther was a blockbuster movie in more ways than one. It didn’t just open to highly overwhelming reviews, but was also applauded for its brilliant sociopolitical narrative; proving to be an instant hit all over, especially in the continent of Africa. The MCU’s 18th rollout featured several heart-wrenching moments to behold, but at the same time, boasted the most bombastic and nerve-jangling action sequences ever produced by the studios. One such is the epic car chase in the South … Read More

‘Deadpool 2’ review: Craptacularly shambolic
12:00 pm PDT 16/05/2018 By Sachin Bhat

When you’ve served the most delectable tortilla from a Michelin-starred Mexican tapas restro, you ought to retain the basic ingredients when trying your hand at a new recipe to avoid compromising with the quality. Deadpool 2 tried to build on the cult success of its prequel by trying to cook up a spicier version of the tortilla, but ends up frying an overstuffed chimichanga that’s nowhere near as appetising. Mind you, the motormouth mercenary does deliver more of the quirky, … Read More

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ review: Everything you hoped, nothing you expected
1:00 pm PDT 27/04/2018 By Sachin Bhat

So the decade long journey that the famed Marvel Cinematic Universe traversed, comes down to this. Having introduced over dozens of characters and sifting through numerous story-archs, Avengers: Infinity War is the apotheosis of this superhero odyssey that the franchise has been building up to. And director duo Joe and Anthony Russo ensure they more than deliver on that. There’s a massive threat looming over the “Earth’s mightiest heroes” in the megalomaniac Thanos, who aims to bring balance to humanity … Read More

BOT VFX signs Camille Geier as the executive producer
7:00 pm PDT 09/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Camille Geier, popular name in the VFX industry, joins BOT VFX as the executive producer. She has carved quite the niche for herself through her efforts in high-level features, episodics and ad campaigns. An ILM alumnus, Geier has worked on a wide array of blockbuster films such as Gangs of New York, Starship Troopers  and Van Helsing. She had also worked with iconic directors such as Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Paul Verhoeven, Stephen Sommers and Clint Eastwood to name … Read More