Thursday, March 12, 2015

Legendary Begins Principal Photography On Dougherty's Krampus

Looks like Krampus has begun filming, and some really neat news about the effects:

Krampus and his mischievous underlings are being created by the combined efforts of Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, both renowned for their epic work on “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies and “King Kong,” among many others.

Weta Workshop is responsible for manufacture and puppeteering for the creatures and specialty costumes for the film. Weta Workshop co-founder and creative director Richard Taylor is very excited about the project. He said: “Krampus is the kind of ‘once-in-a-blue-moon’ project that the creative teams at Weta Workshop relish and that, on a personal level, makes my heart beat a little faster. The preproduction phase on this film has been one of the most enjoyable of our career.”

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Damian Michael AKA HalloweeNut said...

This sounds like a classic in the making!

Joel said...

This is awesome, thanks Rot! Big fan of Weta - their practical and digital stuff usually complement each other tastefully, in ways that best serve the film, all founded on really solid design work. Glad to hear they're creating the Krampus.

Whenever I see Weta and Richard Taylor in movie credits, I think of the stop-motion rat monkey from Dead Alive, and how far things have come. Heh.

Jay's Shadow said...

I am excited to see this. Wonder if it will go to big screen or straight to DVD.

I think this is the first time in a long time that i can't wait for December to get here.

girl6 said...

ONE World..ONE Weta.
LOVE that team..<33333333333333333
Can't wait for this!!
i think rare exports was a warm up!!

& boooo..i was sooooo looking forward to heart of the sea being released this month &&&& it's been pushed back to december now.

Hallowaltz said...

Can't wait! I love xmas horror flicks. And once he's done this he'll be moving on to even better things! :)