Force of the Trojans

Influential visual effects artist Ray Harryhausen died in 2013, but his legacy lives on in a whole generation of filmmakers who he inspired with his jaw-dropping stop-motion effects. His work also lives on in the Harryhausen Foundation, which is responsible for protecting his collection of movie-related artifacts. Now the Foundation is teaming up with a company called Morningside Productions to produce a new Harryhausen-style adventure film in the vein of 1981’s Clash of the Titans that is tentatively titled Force of the Trojans.

The original movie is based on production art and sculptures conceived by Harryhausen himself, and it will “bring together stop-motion animation with the photo-real world of CGI, marking the first time that a monster battle will mix both techniques on screen in a major motion picture.” Learn more about the upcoming film below.
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A New Wes Anderson Stop-Motion Movie is on the Way

Wes Anderson Italian Cafe

Wes Anderson‘s lovely adaptation of Road Dahl‘s Fantastic Mr. Fox wasn’t a box-office smash. Anderson himself has admitted if a studio adapted the story as a CG-animated movie, it probably would’ve been more financially successful. Creatively speaking, Fantastic Mr. Fox is a home run, a movie that won back a lot of fans for Anderson after the mixed responses to The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Darjeeling Limited. Those fans of Fantastic Mr. Fox should be ecstatic to learn a new Wes Anderson stop-motion movie is next for the acclaimed filmmaker.

Read more about the director’s newest project after the jump.

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