'G-Force' is with Imageworks

Sony unit's VFX slate also includes 'Eagle Eye,' 'Watchmen,' 'Valkyrie'

Sony Pictures Imageworks is on board to work on the 3-D version of "G-Force" — one of the earliest scheduled live-action digital 3-D releases — for Jerry Bruckheimer Prods. and Disney.

Imageworks also confirmed its current slate of visual effects projects. It is the lead VFX house on "Eagle Eye" for DreamWorks, "Watchmen" for Warner Bros., the untitled Ridley Scott film, United Artists' "Valkyrie" and the computer-animated "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" for Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia.

On "G-Force," Imageworks will take the 2-D version of the film and convert all visual effects shots to 3-D. The company's Rob Engle will oversee the stereo effort.

The Imageworks VFX team on "G-Force" is led by visual effects supervisor Scott Stokdyk, who was the VFX supervisor on "Spider-Man 3" and won an Oscar for visual effects for his work on "Spider-Man 2." The "G-Force" crew includes digital effects supervisor Seth Maury and animation supervisor Troy Saliba.

For D.J. Caruso's "Eagle Eye," Imageworks' Jim Berney will serve as VFX supervisor with David Smith as digital effects supervisor and Bob Pietzman as CG supervisor.

The "Watchmen" VFX team includes Imageworks' VFX supervisor Pete Travers; digital effects supervisor Dan Krame; and Kenn McDonald, most recently animation supervisor on "Beowulf."

The VFX on the untitled Scott film will be led by Imageworks' Sheena Duggal as visual effects supervisor along with John Monos as CG supervisor.

Rich Hoover will serve as senior visual effects supervisor on "Valkyrie," along with CG supervisors Peter Nofz, Dan Eaton, Theo Bialek and Patrick Witting.

Imageworks' credits include "Hancock," which opens today, as well as "Beowulf" and "The Polar Express." (partialdiff)
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