RICK BAKER OFF CURSED
Creature-Corner received a number of calls from various reliable sources today that Academy Award winner Rick Baker and his company Cinovation have quit their work on Cursed. Baker was providing werewolf FX on the film. This will now give Baker the much wanted (and, I?m sure, much needed) siesta he?s been yearning to make good on for some time now. Cinovation intends to close its doors this Friday until Baker?s ready to climb back in the saddle.
To further confirm this news a call was placed to Baker's office...and they were indeed prepping to close up shop and have been done with Cursed for well over a week now.
Details are sketchy at best as to why he departed the project, but rumors of the film?s unnatural start/stop/start again production history may be some indication. And after speaking to a rep at Baker's office, I'm now skeptical about the fact that Cursed is even shooting again.
So where does this leave the film now that it?s sans a team of werewolf wranglers? We?ve heard that KNB is now sliding in to take on an enormous workload to finish the project ? now another lycanthrope-ridden project to add to their resume after the work they completed on the Ginger Snaps sequel. Cinovation shipped all of the Cursed molds to KNB team today.
Cursed was originally slated for release later this year and was quickly shifted to early ?04 as pre-production began. The film stars a huge line-up of familiar faces including Shannon Elizabeth, Corey Feldman, Christina Ricci, Skeet Ulrich, and Mandy Moore.
Courtesy of Creature Corner