Cinesite takes on X-Men:First Class

Cinesite has been awarded a major contract for work on the new Twentieth Century Fox film, 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, said this would bes 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.”

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

Scene from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince for which Cinesite contributed VFX. Copyright: Warner Bros

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