Rhythm & Hues Bringing Narnia F/X to Life

Rhythm & Hues has landed the role as lead special effects studio on Walt Disney Studios and Walden Media fantasy epic The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which Disney will distribute late next year.

Variety reports that R&H is expected to create more than 700 shots for the film, which will start lensing this summer in New Zealand, with “Shrek” series director Andrew Adamson from a script by Ann Peacock.

The effects studio has built a name for itself in creating digital characters, most recently for such films as Fox’s Daredevil, Warner Bros.’ Scooby-Doo and its sequel and Universal’s Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat. Its work will next be seen in Fox’s upcoming Garfield and Universal’s The Chronicles of Riddick.

For “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” R&H will create matte paintings, as well as bring to life a cast of creatures from the C.S. Lewis children’s classic as photo-realistic computer-generated characters, including Aslan, a talking lion.

Original Article from ComingSoon.net