HOLLYWOOD — UnitZeroVFX, a division of The Traveling Picture Show Company (www.travelingpictureshow.tv/vfx), will serve as the sole visual effects provider for Hammer’s The Quiet Ones. The supernatural thriller is being directed by John Pogue (
Quarantine 2: Terminal) and stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Olivia Cooke, and Rory Fleck-Byrne. The film is being produced by James Gay-Rees and Ben Holden in association with TPSC Films. Principal photography begins this month in the United Kingdom.
Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones tells the story of an unorthodox but charismatic professor (Harris), who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy. The film is slated for release in 2013.
UnitZeroVFX creative director Gavin Whelan and technical director Attila Zalanyi will supervise visual effects production. The pair’s previous credits include David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,
Sucker Punch and
Iron Man, as well as commercials for Toyota Prius, Hyundai, Clorox and AT&T. Visual effects work for
The Quiet Ones is expected to include photoreal 3D and 2D effects and image enhancements. Marie Soto will serve as executive producer for UnitZeroVFX.