Industrial Light & Magic expanding its offering of best-in-class visual effects and animation services to include the streaming and episodic television market with a new division: ILM TV. The division will be based out of ILM’s new 47,000 square foot London studio and supported by the company’s global locations in San Francisco, Vancouver and Singapore.
The ILM TV team will be lead by Visual Effects Supervisors Hayden Jones and Jonathan Privett alongside Executive Producers, Louise Hussey and Stefan Drury. Previously, the team set up and oversaw DNEG’s television division; winning a BAFTA for Special, Visual and Graphic Effects for their work on BLACK MIRROR.
ILM TV’s first projects will be Lucasfilm’s eagerly anticipated live action series based in the Star Wars universe, THE MANDALORIAN, being developed by Jon Favreau and Superman prequel series KRYPTON, now in its second season, based on DC characters from Warner Horizon Scripted Television for SYFY.
USA Today has posted an exclusive trailer for this Friday’s all-new Clone Wars and within it’s frames you will finally see Darth Maul in his cyborg form. Click the link above for the trailer and tune in tomorrow night for what looks to be an amazing start to the season finale!
Picking up where last week’s exciting episode left off, The Clone Wars returns tonight with an all new episode titled, “The General“.
General Krell orders Captain Rex and the clone troopers of the 501st Legion to conquer a heavily fortified Umbaran airbase, and will not accept anything less than victory. It is an almost certain suicide mission, unless the clones can use their ingenuity to defeat their new enemy.
For more on this episode, including a preview and image slideshow, visit StarWars.com
Followers of the Clone Wars series have known for months that Darth Maul was teased last season as brother of Savage Opress. With the return Episode I to theatres in 2012, Lucasfilm is cashing in on the obvious tie-in and is announcing that Maul will at last be revealing himself to the Jedi (again, and shirtless) in the Clone Wars in 2012. We don’t yet know how he managed to survive being defeated by Obi-Wan but one thing’s for sure, it will make for some interesting episodes. Head to USA Today and Entertainment Weekly for their exclusive reports on the news.
Our Australian friends at MouseDroid.com have revealed on their facebook page a first look at the packaging artwork for The Clone Wars: Season Three DVD. Head on over to check it out and be sure to “like” them on facebook as well.
Set those DVRs! Tonight is the two-part season finale of Clone Wars where we are introduced to new Jedi characters, a ton of ruthless Trandoshans, everyone’s favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca and the ultimate pay off — the death of Ahsoka!!!!