The World’s End

The world is coming to an end once again

Credits

Director

Edgar Wright

Producers

Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner

Production Companies

Relativity Media, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Big Talk Pictures

Studios

Universal

Dneg VFX Supervisor

Frazer Churchill

Dneg VFX Producer

Fay McConkey

Release Date

23rd August 2013

Synopsis

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying a drinking marathon again. During the pub crawl they discover that the people in their hometown are being replaced by replicas of themselves known as “Blanks”, paving the way for an Alien invasion.

Bravely refusing to rigidly adhere to a formula that has been so successful, Wright, Pegg and Frost’s Cornetto Trilogy closer has tonal shifts you won’t expect, but the same beating heart you’ve been craving.Empire

The Cornetto Trilogy

Having already worked on Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, DNEG once again took the lead on visual effects for The World’s End, the final instalment in Edgar Wright’s ‘Cornetto Trilogy’

Double Negative worked on approximately 300 shots. These included numerous fight sequences in which the Blanks are decapitated (The blanks resemble action figures so their heads pop off like aspirin bottles and arms are pulled off and used as bludgeons). The main share of the work was in creating decapitations for these fight sequences (achieved through a blend of Digital VFX and Practical Prosthetics), a CG 15ft bronze statue wreaking havoc in the town, a huge plasma shockwave that destroys the town, flame effects, a confrontation with an Alien Supreme being who gives a 3D Powerpoint presentation and the destruction of the Earth!

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