‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ will be aesthetically different, says VFX supervisor

From left, motion capture tracker Sun Se-ryul, VFX supervisor Erik Winquist and senior facial modeler Kim Seoung-seok from Weta FX pose during a press conference for the upcoming film “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” held in central Seoul's Yongsan District, Tuesday. Courtesy of Walt Disney Company Korea

The new blockbuster “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” the latest installment in “The Planet of the Apes” franchise’s reboot, will set a new tone and aesthetic changes to the series, according to its visual effects supervisor, Erik Winquist.“The previous three films were heavy both aesthetically and in tone. They were a bit bleak. We were talking about an apocalypse. So this film gives us an opportunity to go way into the future beyond that and find ourselves a brand new cast of characters. It allows us to take on a different tone,” the VFX supervisor at Weta FX, a New Zealand-based digital visual effects and animation company, said during the press conference for the upcoming film, held in central Seoul’s Yongsan District, Tuesday.

“This is a fun adventure story that aesthetically looks very different from the previous films. The cinematic language that we use is very different from those of previous films. So it was a great opportunity to try a new look and a new field for a familiar franchise.”The action film, set to hit local theaters May 8, will pick up 300 years after the reign of Caesar, a super-intelligent chimpanzee, from the previous film. In the era when apes have become the dominant species over humans, a formidable leader, Proximus (played byKevin Durand), rises to power through ruthless pursuit of humans and rival ape clans.When a young ape, Noa (played by Owen Teague), from a peaceful clan, faces Proximus’ tyranny, he goes on a journey with a human girl, Mae (Freya Allan), to determine the future of both apes and humans, learning Ceasar’s teachings.The new installment is directed by 슬롯놀이터 Wes Ball, who previously helmed the “Maze Runner” trilogy.

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