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'Life of Pi' FX director to supervise visuals in Warcraft movie

by John Keefer, Apr 26, 2013 9:10am PDT

Developments on the Warcraft movie front keep getting more interesting. First, we find out that Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones would be taking over for Sam Raimi. Now we hear that the man behind the Academy Award winning visual effects team for Life of Pi will be directing the effects in the world of Azeroth.

"Had my first meeting with the VFX Director on the film. We are in good hands. Welcome aboard Bill Westenhofer! #wowfilm," read a tweet from Nick Carpenter, Blizzard's VP of art and cinematic development (via Kotaku). Westenhofer led the creative team at Rhythm and Hues for Ang Lee's Oscar winner this year, and his team also won the VFX Academy Award in 2008 for The Golden Compass.

And if you are going to have someone outside of Blizzard handle visual effects for a Warcraft movie, it helps that they know about the lore and the games.




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