UNDERWORLD WHIZ DISCUSSES SEQUEL
Patrick Tatopoulos, the whiz creature and effects man behind the recent hit 'Underworld', gave MovieHole a taste of his upcoming slate, and also confirmed a recent rumour regarding a Superhero project's filming locale.
Tatopoulous says he's currently working on the Wil Smith starrer 'I Robot'. 'Lately I?ve been working with Alex Proyas on a film called I Robot, we?re just finishing all the optical effects, and I?ve been doing some stuff for a show called ?Cave?.
I was the production designer on ?Aliens vs.Predator?. Funny story. Everytime Alex Proyas has called to ask me to work on something, I?ve been busy working on something of Paul's. Last time it was Event Horizon, when Alex was doing Dark City. So anyway, I started working on Aliens vs Predator, but ultimately had to leave that to work for Alex on I Robot. But Paul has a website for Aliens vs Predator and you can still see some of my stuff up there'.
He also revealed he's no longer working on a revamped 'The Outer Limits', because it essentially fell apart. 'I was working on ?The Outer Limits? but that?s kinda fallen apart, on the back burner anyway'.
He's also no longer involved with 'Chronicles of Riddick', but for different reasons. 'On Riddick, I designed a lot of creatures but what happened was the studio decided not to end up including any creatures ? probably to keep the cost down ? and so they were lost. Apparently they were cut for storytelling reasons too.'
Next up, he says, he's working on the sequel to 'Underworld'. 'I?m already designing it. It?s hard to tell when we?re going to do it, but it will definitely be way before the end of the year. I?ve already done Full-Blown stuff, but yeah, still working on it.'
On a final note, Tatopoulous says he's got confirmation of a super-project. 'My best friend called me two days ago and said Superman is on. It?s starting up again. He?s the concept illustrator, the designer worked on The Matrix, he?s Australian, from Sydney. I can?t tell you much more than that, but yeah, it?s going to be filming in Australia soon.'
Courtesy of MovieHole