Cinesite wins vfx work for "World War Z"


Last Updated: June 29, 2011 3:31 pm GMT
(London, UK--June 29, 2011) Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has been awarded a significant amount of shots on the upcoming Paramount Pictures film "World War Z." Directed by Marc Forster, and starring and produced by Brad Pitt, the film is based on the post-apocalyptic horror novel by Max Brooks and is due for release in 2012.

Ten years after the human victory over the worldwide zombie epidemic referred to as World War Z, Max Brooks (Pitt) scours the world collecting the stories and experiences of those who have survived the conflict that almost eradicated humanity.

Cinesite visual effects supervisor Matt Johnson will lead Cinesite’s work on the film, working closely with production visual effects supervisor John Nelson whose credits include The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Iron Man, I, Robot, The Matrix Revolutions and The Matrix Reloaded.

“We’re very excited to have been awarded such a significant portion of visual effects for this highly anticipated movie,” said Antony Hunt, managing director of Cinesite. “With our work on Battle: Los Angeles and Generation Kill, we’ve proven our ability to create scenes of epic destruction and realistic character animation. We can’t wait to do it again for World War Z.”

Additionally, Cinesite are on the look out for talented artists to join their expanding team. The list of current job roles can be found at

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 2 (Warner Bros.) and John Carter of Mars (Disney/Pixar). They’ve recently completed work on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Disney/Bruckheimer) and X-Men: First Class (Twentieth Century Fox).

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