Director: Guillermo del Toro

Studio: Universal Pictures

Released: 20th August 2008


Dneg VFX Supervisors: Adrian de Wet + Andrew Chapman

Dneg VFX Producers: Moriah Etherington-Sparks, Steve Garrad + Andy Taylor

Dneg 2D Supe: Jolene McCaffrey

Dneg Animation Supe: Eamonn Butler


“Double Negative has exceeded all my expectations and delivered world-class quality, creativity and attention to detail. They are forever at the very top of my list!!” Guillermo Del Toro

In Hellboy II: The Golden Army, director Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) takes the unlikely comic book hero to new heights in a visually stunning sequel. After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, Hell is ready to erupt. Ruthless leader, Prince Nuada (Luke Goss), seeks to reunite the three golden pieces of the royal crown and raise a mythical Golden Army against the humans. Only Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and his friends in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defence can stop him.

Double Negative delivered 1,050 shots for the film, the company’s biggest job to date. The work covered the gamut of vfx including 16 CG characters, CG environments, CG fire, steam, smoke, water, dust and debris to name a few.

Hellboy was released in the US on July 11th and in the UK August 22nd, 2008.


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