Cinesite wins First Class job


Last Updated: October 12, 2010 10:58 pm GMT
(London--October 12, 2010) Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has been awarded a major contract for work on the new Twentieth Century Fox movie, "X-Men: First Class". The new film is the prequel to the X-Men series of films and is due for release in June 2011.

Cinesite has assigned Matt Johnson as visual effects supervisor on the film, with Anthony Zwartou as CG supervisor. X-Men: First Class is directed by Matthew Vaughn of Kick-Ass fame, with John Dykstra as visual effects supervisor on the production. Dykstra has an outstanding visual effects track record including Inglourious Basterds, Hancock, Spider-Man and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Cinesite’s work on X-Men: First Class will commence shortly with Johnson on set at Pinewood Studios working closely with Dykstra on Cinesite’s sequences.

Antony Hunt, managing director of Cinesite, commented: “This is the fourth film in the X-Men franchise that Cinesite has worked on. We’re very proud of our strong relationship with Fox, for whom we’re also currently working alongside Walden Media on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.”

About Cinesite
With one of the largest and most comprehensive facilities in Europe, Cinesite's visual effects team has the capacity and creativity to produce all manner of effects, both digital and physical, for feature films and broadcast projects of all scales. Their award-winning team of highly talented visual effects artists take filmmakers' ideas and turn them into spectacular cinematic reality.

Cinesite is currently working on Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros.), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Fox/Walden), John Carter of Mars (Disney/Pixar), Battle: Los Angeles (Sony/Columbia) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Disney/Bruckheimer).

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