Dark Knight’s caped journey over the last 75 years
6:00 pm PDT 04/05/2015 By Shivang Arora

There is no denying that comics have taken center stage today as our appetite for the fantasies of the unreal have grown in proportion. With tent-poles like the Avengers – Age of Ultron smashing all box office records, even a layman could assess the craziness and the frenzy behind these mega – comic live adaptations brought to the silver screen. Where Marvel’s been cashing on the Avengers, DC Comics and Warner Bros. aren’t leaving any stone unturned in rolling out … Read More

Karan Johar to remake ‘Baahubali’ in Hindi; Telugu version set for 10 July release
6:00 pm PDT 02/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Filmmaker Karan Johar has bagged the rights for release of the Hindi theatrical version of the upcoming Telugu magnum opus ‘Baahubali – The Beginning’ which is slated for a release on 10 July worldwide, being helmed by S.S. Rajamouli. Johar will be releasing the Hindi feature in partnership with Anil Thadani. . “We’re releasing the film in Tamil and Hindi version as well. Karan Johar will present the Hindi version of ‘Baahubali – The Beginning’,” the film’s producer Shobu Yarlagadda … Read More

Sony’s ‘Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanumaan’ promises to be a VFX extravaganza for the small screen
12:30 pm PDT 29/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

After a long hiatus, Sony Entertainment Television is all geared to launch a mythological series, Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanumaan. The channel had experimented with a similar tale, titled ‘God Hanuman’, but this time its raising the stakes to explore various known and unknown facets of the mighty Hanuman. Sharing his thoughts on the collaboration with Sony once again, Contiloe Productions CEO Abhimanyu Singh added: “Contiloe has always experimented with multiple genres. This would be our first mythological show and we … Read More

600 VFX artists, 17 VFX studios are working on ‘Baahubali’: SS Rajamouli; trailer release on 31 May
12:00 pm PDT 29/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Director Rajamouli’s ‘Baahubali’ is one of the most anticipated films of this year. While the audiences have been teased with several posters related to the film from time to time, it has been a long-drawn-out wait for fans of both SS Rajamouli and Prabhas. After several uncertainties and postponements, it now seems definite that the film is set to release in July – most likely on 17 July. Taking to Twitter, Rajamouli announced the trailer release date of the period … Read More

Technicolor to be honoured for its contribution towards Hollywood
3:30 pm PDT 28/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

On 1 May, Technicolor will receive the Hollywood Arts Council ‘Industry Founders Award’ at the 29th Annual Charlie Awards, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  The Charlie Awards recognises companies that are making significant cultural contributions to the Hollywood community. The ‘Industry Founders’ Award has only been accorded three times previously; Hollywood Arts Council executive director, Shauna McClure said: “The Hollywood Arts Council is thrilled to be honoring Technicolor’s enduring legacy with a Charlie Award. After all, where would we be without Technicolor?  … Read More

Milk wins second VFX Bafta for ‘Dr.Who’
2:30 pm PDT 27/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

VFX house Milk has won another VFX Bafta for its work on the BBC’s Doctor Who episode Deep Breath, screened last summer. Milk won the award alongside BBC Wales VFX and special effects companies Millennium FX and Real SFX who created the practical effects for the episode. The focus of Milk’s work on Deep Breath was creating the sinister Half-Face Man character. Milk replaced one entire side of actor Peter Ferdinando’s head in 87 of the 117 digital shots. It involved creating a CG hollow cage-like … Read More

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ goes on floors 27 April; to release 27 May, 2016
11:30 am PDT 23/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

X-Men: Apocalypse will begin filming on 27 April, according to hair designer/creative consultant Felix Lariviere. Apparently Nightcrawler was the last piece of the puzzle; that’s what Lariviere said he had completed just before the tweet: Hair color for # Casting Nightcrawler done #Hair Color QuickSilver done . # X-Men Apocalypse # Shooting April 27. — Felix Lariviere (@Felix_Lariviere) April 22, 2015 Bryan Singer will direct X-Men: Apocalypse, starring Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, Oscar Isaac, Evan Peters, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, … Read More

Jurassic World’s newly released trailer gives a glimpse of what’s in store
1:00 pm PDT 22/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

With back to back releases of sneak-peaks from Star Wars – The Force Awakens, Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice, Fantastic Four , Universal Studios’ latest upcoming Dino-Action flick, Jurassic World has released its latest and longest teaser a couple of days ago. Steven Spielberg fans may be disappointed as he hasn’t donned the director’s chair for the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise after directing two successful blockbusters Jurassic Park(1993) and The Lost World – Jurassic Park … Read More

Weta Workshop’s VFX specialist Sir Richard Taylor breathes life into giant-sized human figures
4:00 pm PDT 21/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The special effects company that has created props and costumes for the theatrical spectacle like the Lord of the Rings trilogy in the past and most recently also worked on its first Indian film in Shankar’s ‘I’ has lent its expertise to bring the Anzac tradition alive through a series of giant-sized figures on display at The Museum of New Zealand. Sir Richard Taylor’s prop and special effects firm Weta Workshop was commissioned to develop a series of larger-than-life figures of soldiers … Read More

Surinder VFX Studios: A complete end to end solutions post-production house
6:00 pm PDT 18/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Surinder VFX Studios (SVFX) is a state of the art post-production house – based in Kolkata, India and also with a facility in Italy – providing solutions for the leading production houses and advertising agencies across the region at competitive pricing. The post-prod facility was set up with the vision to provide superior post-production facilities to its clients, including uncompromising production in quality film making and the television industry. It also caters to the demands of post-production workflows focussing on image … Read More

Silverdraft builds Hollywood supercomputer VFX lab
1:00 pm PDT 15/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Silverdraft, specialist in supercomputing is creating a unique supercomputing lab in the heart of Hollywood to train the next generation of VFX and VR artists. Based out of historic Jim Henson Studios, The Silverdraft Center For Content Creation (SC3) will enable freelance artists, and creators of content, such as games, Virtual Reality (VR) and immersive cinema, to post-produce and render their projects using the fastest Supercomputing technology in the industry. The studio is facilitated with a 4K screening theatre, as … Read More

James Wan reveals Furious 7′s original ending if Paul Walker was alive
2:30 pm PDT 11/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Tent-poles in Hollywood has gone down the road of dropping a sneak-peak into successive sequels especially during the post-credits clip (Marvel Studios) and the Fast & Furious franchise has been following the trend too since Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift (2006).  Grossing nearly $788 million world-wide, Fast & Furious 6 (2013) teased Jason Statham’s entry as the badass villain in Furious 7. Taking the reins from Justin Lin, James Wan, famed for helming creepy-horror flicks, The Conjuring, Insidious and Saw, … Read More