View Full Version : Effects pioneer Harryhausen busy on new projects

05 May 2006, 11:27 AM
"Filmmaker Ray Harryhausen, who pioneered the use of stop-motion special effects in such fantasy classics as "Clash of the Titans" and "Jason and the Argonauts," is helping to develop a series of new features, TV movies, video games and merchandising under the "Ray Harryhausen Presents" banner.

Producer Mindfire Entertainment, which joined forces on the projects with the 85-year-old director, said several scripts are in development -- one set in Greek mythology and another with an alien invasion theme. Production on the first film is set to begin in the fall."

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Papa Lazarou
05 May 2006, 12:14 PM
It's a pity they won't be sticking with the stop-motion. There was a plan in place a number of years ago to do a Harryhausen series, and they had recruited some of the top stop-motion guys to handle the effects, but it fell apart. With cg, you won't get the same feeling. The other thing is, outside of the cool effects, most Harryhausen films weren't that good in the first place.

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