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F/X Companies Serve Up Comic Book Movies

By Rob M. Worley     January 02, 2002

A Varietyarticle detailing last year's slow-down in the movie F/X biz yields someinteresting tidbits for comic book movie fans. Apparently effects housessuffered through lean times during 2001 due to schedule jockeying induced bystrike fears. However, Variety reports that things have already started to look up.


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It's alreadybeen reported that Industrial Light and Magic has landed the F/X chores on TheHulk and, more recently, SonyPictures Imageworks has begun preliminary work on the CGI AstroBoy.

Thearticle also reveals that the French eye-candy factory Buf Compagnie (whose workwas featured in FightClub) is workingup special effects for Constantine.

MeanwhileDaredevil and X' are mentioned as in-developmentprojects that are among the most sought-after by F/X houses.

Finally,the article runs down a list of projects that could (emphasis on could) startrolling in 2002 or 2003. Among them are comic book adaptations like 20th CenturyFox's Fantastic Four, New Line's Iron Man and WarnerBros. Catwoman, Batman and Superman.

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