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Shock caught up to producer Don Carmody for an update on the project.
“The creature is looking good,” producer Don Carmody tells us. Shock spied a look at the Moorwen during a visit to Patrick Tatopoulos’ shop – and we found it accurately depicted the style of work we’ve seen from him in Godzilla and the “Underworld” films; later, an early peek at the beast found its way online here. “I just saw two more rough sequences with the creature where it’s looking really, really cool.”
Carmody says Outlander conquered a rough start and endured an even tougher shooting schedule “sloggin’ through the mud in Newfoundland and Halifax. It was challenging because my partners had tried to mount [the project] before in New Zealand with WETA and $65-70 million dollars. So they came to me and asked if I could help them raise the balance of the financing. I said if everybody is on the same page, we can do it, and as long as it’s all up there on the screen we can do it. I think we succeeded, it was really tough.”
Presently, McCain is whittling down a three-hour cut (!) of his film. “The aim is [to release the film] for late-October, but the picture is running long,” Carmody chuckles. “We’re getting down to length and that may delay us a little, that’s always the toughest thing.” He adds that everything is on schedule FX-wise and that Outlander boasts an estimated 580 visual effects shots.
Source: Ryan Rotten