A sci-fi showdown of monstrous proportions, Legendary’s latest blockbuster, Pacific Rim Uprising, has landed in cinemas, featuring creature design and sci-fi suits by New Zealand’s Weta Workshop. Under one roof in Weta Workshop’s facility on Wellington’s Miramar Peninsula, the Workshop crew produced designs for the Kaiju monsters, fabricated a series of highly technical suits, and joined the production team on set in Sydney, Australia.
30 days. 6598 backers. $USD935,010 raised. At 4pm on Saturday, GKR: Heavy Hitters, the first board game by Weta Workshop, exploded past the finish line to become New Zealand’s most successful Kickstarter.
Adam Savage, co-host of the legendary Discovery Channel show Mythbusters, has released a new video naming his favourite things of 2016. At the top of the list: crafting his very own sword at New Zealand’s Weta Workshop.
Aboriginal mythology and science fiction collide in high-stakes ‘near fi’ drama, Cleverman, a genre-bending new TV series produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia and Pukeko Pictures for Australia’s ABC TV in co-production with Sundance TV and Red Arrow International. Wellington’s Weta Workshop contributed creature design, specialty hair work and makeup effects and Park Road Post Production provided picture, sound and VFX post production services. It’s an Australasian co-production that’s been dubbed both “ambitious” and “adventurous”.
FXGuide has interviewed Weta Workshop Creative Director and Co-founder Richard Taylor about the extent of his team’s design involvement in the critically acclaimed blockbuster, and the fruitful collaboration between Weta Workshop, Director George Miller and Australia-based production house Kennedy Miller Mitchell.