Disney+ unveils trailer for ILM docuseries “Light & Magic”
Even people who don’t pay much attention to how movies are made tend to be familiar with the name “Industrial Light & Magic”. The legendary visual effects company has been involved in some of the biggest and most visually stunning films of the past 50 years, and has essentially built an entire industry in its quest to produce a single film in 1977. Now the story of ‘ILM will be told, from the perspective of the people who made it possible.
Later this month, Disney will release Light & Magica six-part docuseries directed by none other than The Empire Strikes Back and The Raiders of the Lost Ark writer Lawrence Kasdan, who tells the inside story of MLI’s birth, evolution and legacy, with unprecedented access to the people who’ve been through it all. The trailer for the series, which will air on Disney+, arrived Thursday morning and teased a massive story with a ripple effect across the entire film industry, with input from the ILM masterminds themselves. as well as filmmakers such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, and Ron Howard.
Check out the trailer below:
Industrial Light & Magic emerged during the realization of star wars, when Lucas realized he needed a team of dedicated people to create visual effects that he hoped would be unlike any other sci-fi film of the time. So ILM’s first big project was to run the many VFX shots in star wars, which of course became one of the most popular films in the history of cinema. Since then, ILM’s list of contributions to filmmaking has grown steadily, and has included everything from helping launch Pixar to developing tools like Photoshop to, nowadays, l using virtual sets like The Volume to create series that include The Mandalorian. Along the way, they have helped jurassic park, Terminator 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, and many other blockbusters. Watching their story unfold in long-form style with the backing of some of the biggest names in entertainment is bound to be a riveting adventure.
Light & Magic arrives July 27 on Disney+.
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