Rhythm & Hues sets up Malaysian shop

VFX & animation facility also has facilities in India

Rhythm & Hues Studios, the Los Angeles-based VFX & animation facility whose credits include the upcoming "The Incredible Hulk" from Marvel Studios and "The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" from Universal, has signed an agreement with the government of Malaysia to set up operations in Kuala Lumpur.

The company also maintains two bases in India, with facilities in Mumbai and Hyderabad.

R&H will open in Malaysia this year in temporary space while a building is constructed that would allow the company to grow over time to accommodate about 200 staffers. The construction is expected to take less than two years.

Staffers from Los Angeles and India will travel to Kuala Lumpur to train young local talent.

Earlier this year, the company's work on "The Golden Compass" earned it an Oscar in visual effects.

Projects in production include "Land of the Lost," "Cirque du Freak" and "State of Play." The studio is also in the process of developing its own creative properties.