Eden FX Fired Up for Hellboy

CG effects shop Eden FX has recently lined up a number of feature film, TV and video games projects including Revolution Studios’ upcoming big-screen comic book adaptation Hellboy.

Eden FX will work with director Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, Mimic, Blade 2) and visual effects supervisor Edward Irastorza (Blade, Blade II, Cats & Dogs, Dungeons and Dragons) to design, create and produce 125 EFX shots for Hellboy. Many of these effects shots will be incorporated into the film’s teaser trailer, as well as the film itself. The work will range from set extensions to CG character enhancements.

Slated for an April, 2004 release, Hellboy is based on the popular comic by Mike Mignola. Ron Perlman (Alien: Resurrection, TV’s Beauty and the Beast) stars as a demon conjured up by Nazis during World War II, who opts to serve the cause of good rather than evil.

On the television front, the studio has been re-signed to continue its Emmy-winning role as the primary provider of CG EFX for the syndicated Paramount Television series Enterprise. Episodes airing during the 2003-2004 will include two new, entirely computer-generated creatures. On top of that, Eden has been tapped to provide EFX work for the new CBS series Navy NCIS, starring Mark Harmon. The new drama follows a team of special agents whose job is to investigate any crime connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel. The company has delivered a number of shots featuring a photo-realistic Air Force One and an entirely digital tarmac populated by cars and people.

Eden FX has also entered the video game arena by supplying CG animation to the Ultima X Online video game promo trailer for client EA Games and Delphi Prods. The team delivered animated sequences that follow the hero as he battles creatures from the game, encounters a friendly female gargoyle and ascends to new levels by harnessing the power of Ultima’s virtues. The title will be released during winter 2004. The trailer can be viewed at ftp://ftp.ea.com:/pub/origin/uxo/uxomovie.wmv.