Legendary visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett has been developing an animated feature for almost 30 years: Mad God. Finally finished, the film shot in stop-motion is revealed through an astonishing trailer.
Oscar winner for his work on Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in 1984 and again ten years later for the visual effects of Jurassic Park, Phil Tippett is a legend in his field. Whoever has also worked on RoboCop, Starship Troopers or more recently the Twilight saga has finally finished the work of his life: Mad God.
An experimental film combining several stop-motion techniques on which he had started working after RoboCop 2. He had then paused it to go and work with Steven Spielberg on the animation of Isla Nublar’s dinosaurs.
Two decades later, Phil Tippett brought the Mad God puppets and sets out of his boxes to finish him off. A project that he notably financed via a Kickstarter campaign.
Completely experimental, Mad God takes place in a world of monsters, mad scientists and war pigs and will be presented to the public for the first time on August 5 at the Locarno Film Festival.
The Jurassic Park trailer: