Guardians Of The Galaxy update

News Glen Chapman 14 Feb 2013 - 06:59

Guardians Of The Galaxy's executive producer talks about the motion capture challenges facing Marvel's upcoming film...

Following the hiring of James Gunn as director and Chris Pratt in the lead, Guardians of the Galaxy is quickly shaping up to be one of the more interesting films in Marvel's slate of upcoming projects. The project has also seen the likes of Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler linked to key roles, which I seem to be more enthusiastic about than most. Both actors have delivered their fair share of lazy performances, but they've also shown that they can shine when working outside of their comfort zone and challenged, which they surely would be here should they eventually be cast.

Anyway, the executive producer of the film, Victoria Alonso, has been chatting about the project and the challenges faced with bringing some of the more eccentric elements of the source to the screen. “You can't do any motion capture with a raccoon, they won't let you put the suit on!", she told Cinema Blend. "But we will do rotomation, probably, for some of the behaviour. Rocket will have his own personality, of course.”

She continues by addressing some of their other motion capture difficulties:

“Clearly we can't do mo-cap on a tree, but we definitely will have performers to emulate what James Gunn will lead to be the behaviour and the performance. He's very clear on where he wants to take the characters.”

Guardians of the Galaxy is set for release on the August 1st 2014 and whilst we all await the inevitable casting of Gunn favourites Nathan Fillion and Michael Rooker, this might be an opportune moment to check out Gunn's earlier movies, Slither and Super. Both are divisive, certainly. But you might just love them...

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I really liked super! It was really violent though imo, shockingly so. Especially the last part.

Guardians related - Im really looking forward to Guardians. I hope Marvel can pull it off. Having said that considering the success of the Avengers, perhaps they can!

Super is a great movie unfortunately wasted by nauseous homophobic dialog and scenes and a conclusion that is very morally ambiguous. I enjoyed it, but I couldn't help but question the morality of the guy behind the camera...

I think we've had enough development in this area to know that this anthropomorphic style of rendering live motion with CGI is usually more believable than when they attempt to do the same thing for actual people. I'm sure that as long as they find the right voice for the characters, the animators will be more than capable of bringing Rocket and Groot to life.

I kind of liked Super up until a rape scene was played for laughs. It makes me a bit wary of the director and what he considers entertaining.

Best scene of the movie

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