Screen Junkies » WETA http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:58:15 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 First Look At Special Effects For ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Is Four Seconds Of Incredible Realism http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/first-look-at-special-effects-for-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-is-four-seconds-of-incredible-realism/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/first-look-at-special-effects-for-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-is-four-seconds-of-incredible-realism/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2011 17:56:41 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=206448 Look into his eyes.

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The Rise of the Planet of the Apes is so far notable for its comically long title and the involvement of James Franco, but it turns out they’ve got some pretty impressive special effects up their sleeves as well, thanks to the wonderful wizards at WETA. So next time you’ve got four seconds free, check out the video. You’ll notice that around the one-second mark, the ape starts turning his head to the side.

In seriousness, even though the video is ridiculously short, it’s still pretty impressive. I’ve watched it like 68 times and the ape seems weirdly human each time. Can’t wait until this shot shows up in the movie, so I can yell out “there it is!” in the theater and everyone will love me. (ComingSoon)

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The Role He Was Born For: Ricky Gervais To Play A Mole http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-role-he-was-born-for-ricky-gervais-to-play-a-mole/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-role-he-was-born-for-ricky-gervais-to-play-a-mole/#comments Thu, 06 Jan 2011 17:16:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=14519 Ricky Gervais will loan his lilting voice to Mole in WETA's production of The Wind In The Willows. Okay, quick question: how the hell did it take this long to cast Ricky Gervais as a mole?

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Pictured above: Ricky Gervais and a mole

Ricky Gervais will loan his lilting voice to Mole in WETA‘s production of The Wind In The Willows. The story follows four animals being polite to one another and drinking tea for 90 minutes in the English countryside. Or something.

Okay, quick question: how the hell did it take this long to cast Ricky Gervais as a mole? Did he have laryngitis when they were recording voices for Fantastic Mr. Fox? Or was he just waiting for the right mole role? This doesn’t make sense.

Just like it didn’t make sense that Morgan Freeman had been a working actor for 45 years before he was cast as Nelson Mandela. Either these casting types are blind or too nice. (Variety)

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Is ‘District 10′ Filming This Fall? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/is-district-10-filming-this-fall/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/is-district-10-filming-this-fall/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Break open a celebratory tin of cat food! A source at Weta has told MarketSaw that a sequel to District 9 is in pre-production and will go before cameras this October. Peter Jackson will once again produce with Neill Blomkamp back in the director's chair. There's no word yet about the plot or the title of the sequel. Though my well-placed sources (who wish to remain anonymous) tell me they may involve an Electric Boogaloo.

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Break open a celebratory tin of cat food! A source at Weta has told MarketSaw that a sequel to District 9 is in pre-production and will go before cameras this October. Peter Jackson will once again produce with Neill Blomkamp back in the director’s chair. There’s no word yet about the plot or the title of the sequel. Though my well-placed sources (who wish to remain anonymous) tell me they may involve an Electric Boogaloo.

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