Underworld Lycan passes from Patrick Tatopoulos to Todd Masters

The multi-talented Patrick Tatopoulos does special fx and directs, just to name a few of his skills. Image from imdb.com

I checked my email and there is no response from VES just yet (from yesterday’s blog), but it’s only been one business day.  Now I am just finishing up research on who did the earlier Underworld movie special fx. For those who aren’t familiar, Underworld is sort of Romeo and Juliet, with vampires and some kick-a$$ werewolves.

Todd Masters is the one on the Right. Image from http://www.mastersfx.com

Lycan image from http://www.fearnet.com. They did a great article on Todd Masters and the new Underworld movie

History of Underworld movie’s creature fx
Patrick Tatopoulos Designs, Inc. did the creature fx for  Underworld (2003), Underworld: Evolution (2006), and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans(2009). Patrick Tatopoulos even directed the third movie. A lot of critics talked smack about the second and third Underworld movies, but I enjoyed all of them and I am glad they are making a fourth movie.

Underworld: Awakening (2012)
This brings us to the latest in the series  Underworld: Awakening, scheduled for release 1/20/12.  Mr. Tatopoulos was busy working on Total Recall in Toronto, Canada and was unavailable for the fourth Underworld film, so they called in another industry juggernaut Todd Masters. His company MastersFX has worked on TV series like True Blood, Fringe and The Haunting Hour, and movies like Twilight: New Moon, Super and Slither. Now Masters has put his stamp on the Underworld series. I got a sneak peak at the Aliens to Zombies Con, but I can’t wait to see in on the big screen!

Find out more about Todd Masters and MastersFX: www.mastersfx.com

Also Check out this great article from Fearnet.com 

Please feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think. If you have a makeup or special fx website, I would love to hear about it.
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