Sony Planning Three More Motion Capture Flicks

Imageworks Moving Forward with Neanderthals and Flying Kids

by | July 31, 2007 | Comments

You know that fancy "motion capture animation" technique that’s been employed in The Polar Express, Monster House, and the upcoming Beowulf? Looks like Sony Imageworks is planning no less than three more projects using the technology. Some of ’em without Robert Zemeckis!

The first one out of the gate will probably be an adaptation of James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series. It runs about a dozen books long and it’s about a bunch of kids who can fly. Former Marvel man Avi Arad wants to turn the books into a big pricey series: "We want to bring this world to life in a way you’ve never seen before … With performance capture you are absolutely free to watch the heroes go anywhere and everywhere and manifest their powers onscreen." And yes, that’s the same James Patterson whose books became movies called Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider.

According to Variety, Imageworks also has another pair of projects brewing: A Jon Favreau-directed comedy called Neanderthals and FX genius James Chen is planning a 300-like historical action epic that’s inspired by Japanese mythology. Sounds nifty.

The pretty darn slick-looking Beowulf opens on November 16th.

Source: Variety

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