VFX guru Phil Tippett is about to release his first feature film as director, called Mad God. The movie will debut at the Locarno Film Festival as part of the Out of Competition selection in a few days. And now, the first trailer for the movie has been revealed. The video offers a closer look at Tippett’s latest work, introducing his post-apocalyptic world. While there are no hints about the story, the imagery looks pretty exciting. As he often has in the past, Tippett works with stop-motion techniques, resulting in a visually fascinating outcome.
Tippett is best-known for his visual effects work on some of the most influential films in pop culture. His credits include the original Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, RoboCop and Jurassic Park, among others, earning six Academy Awards nominations over the years.
You can watch the Mad God trailer in the player below.
The official description for the Locarno Film Festival reads:
“Mad God is an experimental animated film set in a world of monsters, mad scientists and war pigs. A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city and the Assassin emerges from it to explore a labyrinth of bizarre landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens. This unique labour of love combines many innovative animation techniques and has taken Phil Tippett 30 years to complete.”
The producers have yet to announce an official premiere date for Mad God in the United States. However, it will premiere on Aug. 5 at the Locarno Film Festival.
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