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.