More New Crew for the Dawn Treader

Posted December 14, 2007 11:05 pm by Glumpuddle

In IESB’s recent interview with Jim Berney (VFX Supervisor on “I Am Legend”), he reveals that Jim Rygiel will be a Visual Effects Supervisor on Voyage of the Dawn Treader: (Thanks to ‘Knight of Gondor’ for the find)

IESB: Sony Imageworks is going to be working on Justice League. Is that something you’re going to be involved with?

Berney: No, I’m not on that, actually. I’m currently working on, with Jim Rygiel. He and are working on “Eagle Eye” and then he’s going to be doing Narnia 3, “The Dawn Treader”. There’s nothing official on this but I’m hoping to do “Dawn Treader”.

IESB: That’s my favorite of the books.

Berney: That’s everybody’s favorite of the books! It’s going to be pretty cool. I did the first one. I didn’t do the second one since I was doing this, but there’s a chance — that’s what I’m kind of angling to do is part three.

IESB: Outside of that, do you have a dream project that you’d like to someday work on?

Berney: That’s funny, I don’t anymore. Years ago, actually, Narnia was it. I always thought that was the next Lord of the Rings type of thing so I was really happy to be able to get onto that. I always wanted to do digital humans at some point so I was actually glad to get a chance to do that [in “I Am Legend”]. I’m glad they didn’t have speaking roles just because of the short time-frame. The added animation of a speaking part would have probably pushed us to our boundary at the time.

[“I Am Legend” is now in theaters, and the Prince Caspian trailer is appearing in front of it.]

Jim Rygiel

Jim Rygiel

Rygiel (IMDb) is best known for his work on The Lord of the Rings trilogy. His other credits include Night at the Museum (2006), The Parent Trap (1998), and Batman Returns (1992):

Dante Spinotti

Dante Spinotti

Dante Spinotti (IMDb) will also join the crew as the Director of Photography. His other credits include X-Men 3 (2006), Red Dragon (2002), and L.A. Confidential (1997):

Isis Mussenden

Isis Mussenden

And, Isis Mussenden (IMDb) will return once again as costume designer: