Blade Runner 2049
2049 Foresight
Article by Joe Fordham
Three decades after the SFPD retired a group of renegade Nexus 6 replicants, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling) picks up the trail of a new cybernetic threat that leads him to legendary 'blade runner' Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). Denis Villeneuve directs Warner Bros. Pictures' sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 adaptation of Philip K. Dick's science fiction classic, aided by visual effects supervisor John Nelson, visual effects producer Karen Murphy, special effects supervisor Gerd Nefzer, hair and makeup designer Donald Mowat and artists at Double Negative, MPC, Framestore, Atomic Fiction, Territory Studio, BUF, Rodeo FX, UPP and Weta Workshop.
Article by Joe Fordham
Warner Bros. Pictures and filmmaker Christopher Nolan present an epic dramatization of events befalling allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France who were surrounded by the German army on the beaches of Normandy at a turning point in World War II. Special effects supervisor Scott Fisher, visual effects producer Mike Chambers, and visual effects supervisors Andrew Jackson and Andy Lockley assisted the multi-faceted spectacle of combat by air, sea and land, along with artisans at Double Negative, and period aviation reconstructions at Scroggins Aviation and Gateguards UK.
The Dark Tower
Article by Graham Edwards
Idris Elba stars as the gunslinger Roland Deschain in this Sony Pictures production based on Stephen King's series of 'Dark Tower' novels. Embracing multiple genres including Western, science fiction and horror, The Dark Tower is directed by Nikolaj Arcel, with visual effects by MPC, RISE, Pixel Playground, BUF and Vitality VFX, overseen by production visual effects supervisor Nicolas Aithadi. Cosmesis Studio and Creature Shop created prosthetic makeup effects and Ironhead Studios fabricated specialty costumes. Props master Kerry von Lillienfeld teamed with CFX Productions to create a suite of iconic props.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Gentlemen Brawlers
Article by Jody Duncan
This Twentieth Century Fox sequel to 2014's Kingsman: The Secret Service, also starring Colin Firth and again directed by Matthew Vaughn, has Kingsman agents joining forces with a cousin elite U.S. secret service organization against a common foe — the leader of a worldwide drug cartel bent on infecting the global population with a deadly virus. Visual effects supervisor Angus Bickerton shepherded artists at Framestore, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Milk, MPC, BUF, Blind LTD, The Senate, Argon and The Third Floor to bring Vaugh's over-the-top spy thriller to the big screen.
Blade Runner Portfolio
Cinefex Archive
Revisit Ridley Scott's futuristic thriller by way of this Cinefex 9 retrospective. Featuring some of our favorite behind-the-scenes imagery from the making of Blade Runner, we take another look at the landmark visual effects created by Douglas Trumbull and Richard Yuricich's Entertainment Effects Group for the 1982 film.
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