Thursday, October 19

Weta Digital starts VFX work of Avatar sequels

Weta

Visual effects studio Weta Digital has started work on the four sequels of James Cameron’s Avatar, one of the highest-grossing films ever.

The Wellington, New Zealand-based Weta Digital was very recently in the limelight for its motion-capture work on War for the Planet of the Apes.

Avatar

“What Joe Showtime, CBS Television Studios Letteri and Weta Digital bring to these stories is impossible to quantify,” said Cameron, referring to Weta Digital’s senior visual effects supervisor.

“Since we made Avatar, Weta continued to prove themselves as doing the best CG animation, the most human, the most alive, the most photo-realistic effects in the world,” he added.

“The depth of talent at Weta is impressive and the culture of excellence is one that matches how we do things at Lightstorm,” observed Jon Landau, producer on all the avatar movies.

Lightstorm Entertainment is the production company behind Avatar and other Cameron-directed features likeTerminator 2: Judgment Day and Titanic.

Landau hinted at breakthroughs to come. “We also know that these next films promise to be even more ambitious than the first film,” he noted.