Closer Look At VFX Behind The Quicksilver Scene - X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
VFX company, Rising Sun Pictures, have released lots of cool behind-the-scenes images detailing the visual effects behind the standout Quicksilver (Evan Peters) sequence from X-Men: Days of Future Past. Hit the jump to check them out.
The most memorable scene from Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past involves Quicksilver (Evan Peters) foiling security guards in the Pentagon's kitchen. The slow-motion sequence brilliantly blends action and humor. Quicksilver darts from one end of the kitchen to the other, disarming guards and repositioning them so that they can't harm his new mutant friends. He zips along the walls and through droplets while listening to Jim Croce's Time In A Bottle. It comes to a wonderful conclusion as Quicksilver changes the trajectory of plastic bullets headed toward Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Charles Xavier (James McAvoy). Rising Sun Pictures have just released some information on the sequence and behind-the-scenes images detailing the movie magic they helped to conjure up for it.
"The slow motion sequence is an astonishing blend of live action, computer-generated objects and extensive visual effects. RSP collaborated with VFX Supervisor Richard Stammers and Director Bryan Singer to realize the creative vision of the sequence through the production of scores of CG props, including frying pans, knives, pots of boiling soup, carrots and bullets, as well as the omnipresent cascades of water droplets. Each of these elements needed to be rendered in near microscopic detail, placed precisely within the geometry of the kitchen and choreographed to move and react realistically to lighting, other objects and characters. RSP also aided in integrating the speedy Quicksilver into the near frozen environment. That illusion was accomplished through a combination of live action, a stunt double, green screen photography, a partial CG body replacement and a shimmering “rain tunnel” that forms around Quicksilver (caused by his swift passage through the near motionless falling water). All of this had to work properly in 2D and stereo 3D—and, of course, dazzle the eye." - Rising Sun Pictures
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be directed by Bryan Singer ("Usual Suspects"). The cast includes: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Evan Jonigkeit, Adan Canto and Josh Helman, X-Men: Days Of Future Past hits UK cinemas on May 22 and US cinemas the following day.
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