Andy Serkis as the Giant Squid Please!: David Fincher talks motion capture for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

So when you think Summer-Disney-Action-Movie, you immediately think David Fincher (The Social Network, Fight Club) right?

Yeah me either.

However, as /Film tells it, Fincher is not only doing a resurrected 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for Disney, the director is leaning towards something very different from his past work. While he has used CG in a lot of his films (Armie Hammer as twins in The Social Network, the single shot break-in in Panic Room, Tyler Durden in Fight Club) he’s said that this 3D project is likely to be as much as 70% digital with some motion capture thrown in.

I would love to to something like that. I would love to do something probably more like Avatar than Tintin. I like the idea of something that is a little more… complicated. (chuckles) I love the idea of a ‘cartoon’, but I would like it to be sort of very, very dense. And, in fact, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea will be probably 70% CG. […] I love motion capture and think it’s only in its infancy, and eventually there won’t be a difference between motion capture and acting. Because that’s all motion capture is, is being able to capture acting.

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 22:11 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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