Thursday, April 05, 2007

Rhythm & Hues Doing Hulk F/X

I really hated the Hulk movie by Ang Lee, it was a load of pretentious clap trap with a rather bright green CG Hulk. So I'm glad that someone else is having another go at bringing this character to the big screen. Rhythm & Hues have a good track record for doing quality FX work so I'm quite pleased they're handling this.

Rhythm & Hues Studios has been named the lead visual-effects house on The Incredible Hulk from Marvel Studios, which is scheduled to start production in June in Toronto, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Louis Leterrier will direct from a script by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Zak Penn. Lee also will serve as an executive producer.

The new film will give the Hulk a new look, as the Ang Lee-directed 2003 Hulk featured a computer-generated character and visual effects from Industrial Light & Magic.

Rhythm & Hues was selected after several months of research and development that included the creation of a new CG Hulk.

The company is well known for its character animation. For The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the studio's work included the film's well-received CG lion Aslan. Earlier character work included Babe, which won an Academy Award for achievement in visual effects.


Michael G Clark said...

I like Rhythm & Hues stuff, most of the time their effects are so good you don't notice they are effects.

Good news about new film, thought the last one would have killed off the franchise, Ang's Hulk was so emo. I want to see hulk smush n crush.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Only Jennifer Connolly saved the last film from being completely terrible.

I hated that part with the hulk poodle !!

allen said...

Is it just me or has Jennifer Connolly gotten REALLY skinny?

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I think she had a chest reduction !! Not sure why though !

allen said...


Matt J said...

The seq. with the HULK jumping through the desert & smashing tanks is what the rest of the movie should've been like. I thought the ILM creation wasn't so bad, but be interesting to see another studio's version.