Director: Roland Emmerich
Studio: Warner Bros. + Legendary Pictures
Released: 14th March 2008
Dneg VFX Supervisor: Jesper Kjolsrud
Dneg VFX Producers: Stuart McAra + Dominic Sidoli
Dneg CG Supes: Alex Wuttke, Rodney J. McFall + Fredrik Sundqvist
Dneg Animation Supes: Eamonn Butler + Robert Hemmings
Acclaimed director, Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) brings to life a richly complex prehistoric world in his epic film, 10,000 B.C. The film, which opened in the US on March 5th and in the UK on March 14th, 2009, follows the journey of a young hunter, D’Leh (Steven Strait) as he leads an attempt to track and rescue fellow tribe members who have been enslaved by mysterious warlords.
Double Negative worked closely with Emmerich and VFX Supervisor Karen Goulekas over a two year schedule, which included a year of development, to help the director realize his vision of this fictional, ancient world. The main focus of work for the Double Negative team, led by VFX Producer, Stuart McAra and Digital Supervisor Jesper Kjolsrud, was a menacing CG sabre-toothed tiger, hair-raising 12′ tall CG ‘terror birds’ and far-reaching digital environments, which included great pyramids that reach into the skies.