Rising Sun secures Green Lantern VFX

Adelaide-based Rising Sun Pictures has confirmed it will deliver VFX for the Warner Bros. blockbuster Green Lantern.

“The sustained strength of the Australian dollar is not helping attract lucrative, longer term contracts to our shores. Rising Sun is pleased to have brought a fraction of the Green Lantern spend back to Australia,” said CEO Michael Taylor.

According to Taylor, a sliding rebate scale locked in with the dollar exchange rate (to a maximum of 30 percent) would help re-position Australia internationally.

Company director Tony Clark added that while this project will benefit from the reduction in the PDV rebate threshold, “the Australian Government still needs to do more to ensure the local industry can remain competitive on a larger scale”.

Green Lantern was scheduled for a NSW shoot at Fox Studios, but due to the strenght of the Australian dollar, the production was lost to the US state of Louisiana. It is directed by Martin Campbell and stars Ryan Reynolds as the title character.

Rising Sun will work alongside Sony Pictures Imageworks on the film’s VFX.


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