Cinesite gears up for World War Z
Cinesite is to provide a ‘significant’ number of vfx shots on Marc Foster’s World War Z. 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 by Paramount Pictures.
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 and will work 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.”
The London-based facility is also looking to fill a number of vacancies on its VFX team. More info here.