Kurt Russell appears in his 1980s pomp in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' but the actor says the "youthification" process owes more to makeup than CGI.
Last year’s ‘Suicide Squad’ was a talking point for many reasons – and now it’s notched up another. In a gif that’s been cut together from a behind-the-scenes featurette, you can clearly see that the actress’s waist has been narrowed to appear what they deem more aesthetically pleasing to viewers. Positive body image is considered an important ethical trait in 2017, with TV shows and movies often slammed if they fail to promote all body types and attempt to exclude bodies that aren’t stick-thin.
As ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ is released – the first movie to be shot at the super high-definition rate of 120 frames per second – here are 10 other times films broke new ground and altered filmmaking for good. This 1987 drama starring Sting and Kathleen Turner is nondescript in almost every way. It had to be transferred to 35mm for exhibition as projectors still showed film.
The biggest talking point among people who have seen ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is undoubtedly the return of Grand Moff Tarkin and how it was achieved. Peter Cushing played the character in 1977’s ‘A New Hope’ but sadly died in 1994 at the age of 81.
The visual effects team behind ‘Fast & Furious 7’ has finally revealed the true extent of the work that went into completing Paul Walker’s performance for the film after he died halfway through filming. New Zealand VFX firm Weta Digital, famous for working on ‘The Lord of The Rings’, ‘Avatar’, and the ‘Planet of the Apes’ reboots, says it completed over 350 VFX shots to complete Walker’s performance, using many effects that had never been done before. Speaking to Variety Joe Letteri, Weta Digital senior VFX supervisor, said the technology required for the epic feat was “barely possible last year when we did it.” He says the close-up shots of Walker proved to be the most difficult.