The Need for 3-D in Whiteout

The Need for 3-D in Whiteout

Producer Joel Silver discusses the necessity of computer graphics in making Whiteout.

By bsprecher - Sep 03, 2009 07:09 AM EST
Filed Under: Whiteout
Source: Straight

Joel Silver, the über-producer of mega-franchices like Die Hard, Lethal Weapon and The Matrix has his sights set on comic book properties, it seems. Silver is the producer of Whiteout, based on the Oni Press series, and has plans to make live-action movies of Swamp Thing and Sgt. Rock

With Whiteout, Silver utilized digital 3-D technology and said that it was a necessity for that film:

"I don’t think that this film would have been possible without the computer-graphics work we do today. The fact that in the middle of these terrible storms you can actually see the people and not see anything else is all due to the technology today. I made Die Hard 2 20 years ago, and you had to have snow and it was difficult to do. We were chasing snow around the world, and it was a complicated way of making a picture. In this one, we did have some harsh environments (to shoot in), but a lot of it was created in a way that you could believe what you were seeing. You believed you were watching these characters living in this environment, which, I think, is what makes the film original and unique."

Will Swamp Thing utilize this trendy new technology? Possibly, according to Silver:

"Our company [Dark Castle Entertainment] is currently working on developing a remake of Swamp Thing...and we think [3-D] might work. There are a couple of things that would work for us, but not everything."

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StephenStrange - 9/3/2009, 8:14 AM
I bet it will be cool visually. I'm definitely seeing this, but I'm not sure if it will be good..

Anyway the nugget of interest here is the mention of Sgt. Rock and Swamp Thing movies! YES! I am stoked about both of those
CorndogBurglar - 9/3/2009, 8:58 AM
i can't wait for swamp thing!!!!!!!!

i can't make up my mind about this, i never read the Graphic Novel, are there monsters or anything in it? or is it just a movie about normal people?? someone mentioned that it reminded them of The Thing in an article a while back, but i thought that sounded ridiculous, being that i have yet to see any mention of an alien or monster of any kind. the only similarity i see with The Thing is all the snow, lol
SdProphet - 9/3/2009, 9:03 AM
That's what's sooo great about this film unless you read the comic you know so little about the film. deffinitely good product advertisement. Enough to get you interested and make you wanna find out more about it by watching the film haha nice

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LEEE777 - 9/3/2009, 9:12 AM
3D is the future!!!

Damn, WHITE OUT sounds better 'n' better! ; )

Lets hope an pray SWAMP THING uses it, hell yeah!!!
LEEE777 - 9/3/2009, 9:15 AM
Where the heck is TEABAG????

He'd luv the news of a SWAMP THING movie dammit!

CorndogBurglar - 9/3/2009, 9:19 AM
@ sdprophet

so, if its something that ruins the movie, then i don't want to know, but i take it there's more going on than we're seeing in the trailers?? because, to me, it looks like a run of the mill action movie, with no kind of sci fi or horror twist whatsoever. i can't believe this got by me, i'm very active in comics and graphic novels, but i never heard about this until i heard they were making a movie, i'm disappointed in myself, lol

StephenStrange - 9/3/2009, 10:09 AM
I never read it either, CDB.
But I have been seeing on the shelf at the comic book store forever.

I haven't read any spoilers that indicated that there were creatures or beasts or aliens. That doesn't meanthere isn't, but I doubt it. It seems like it's just a murder mystery set in highly extreme conditions.

But that's the thing about this one. The "beast" in this story is where they are.
The people in this story are in extreme constant physical danger, just from being there in the first place. Add a psychopathic killer into the mix, and it could be an intense flik.

On the otherhand it could blow farm animals, too. We'll see.
thwhtGuardian - 9/3/2009, 11:56 AM
It looks like a cool thriller to me, I just hope it's an intelligent one and not a bad slasher set in Antarctica. I have hopes that it will be good.
superdog - 9/3/2009, 12:05 PM
3-D is the future? i remember people saying that in 1978. then jaws 3-D came out and guesse what. no more 3-D. this is a fad at best.

i am seeing this movie tommorow i think. depending on the work schedule. i think it will be good. ill write a review maybe.
periscopeintern - 9/3/2009, 1:11 PM
The whole first issue of the comic book is online here:
Coats - 9/3/2009, 2:54 PM
Hope nobody considers this a spoiler, but there are no aliens or monsters, at least in the comic. The comic also isn't poised as a slasher, more of a csi/murder thriller. Being trapped in a dangerous environment with a murderer while trying to figure out the case and survive the elements. So far it looks like the movie stayed with that tone. The snow storms look awesome.

I wonder if Joel will have swamp thing grow out of john constantine's joint in the new movie...
Bijous - 9/3/2009, 6:00 PM
I totally overlooked that Sgt. Rock info. at first. Awesome! How about Jason Statham for Rock?

superdog - 9/3/2009, 8:54 PM
How bout the rock for rock
DrDon - 9/4/2009, 1:19 PM
I would see Sgt. Rock with Statham playing the part. Saving Private Ryan meets Blackhawk Down meets Snatch.
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