Tag: Scarlett Johansson

WATCH: The Jungle Book Trailer Released

Animation, Headlines
Disney showed off a lot of new movies at its D23 conference last month, but one of the most arresting pieces of footage was from The Jungle Book — and now it's time for the world at large to see the first trailer. Jon Favreau is directing the adaptation of Disney's animated film, and while it's part of the studio's larger initiative of turning its classics into live-action films, the new Jungle Book is actually a CG and live-action hybrid. The animals and environment are actually photorealistic computer-generate imagery, merged together with performance capture and footage shot of the cast, particularly Neel Sethi, who plays Mowgli. (more…)

‘Lucy:’ VFX House ILM ‘Surprised’ Luc Besson

Studio, Top Stories, VFX
"He asked us to resist the temptation to show things early, until it was at the stage that it was really compelling," says ILM VFX supervisor Richard Bluff. To create the unique visual effects for sci-fi action film Lucy — which topped the North American box office this past weekend with a $44 million debut — director Luc Besson started by working with the film's VFX supervisor Nicholas Brooks. (more…)