Digital Domain created 227 visual effects shots for the new Paramount feature, G.I Joe: Retaliation, which opened on March 29. The film is the sequel to the 2009 movie, and has 700 visual effects shots in total.
Digital Domain handled several key sequences for the film, including Firefly’s weaponized exploding motorcycle, the Zeus satellite and ICBM exploding in space, the tank battle, and the reveal of the President as an imposter. The studio was challenged to create vehicles and aircraft that look fantastic and amazing, but which are also plausible. That work included a fully-CG version of Cobras’ complex, the high-tech HISS Tank, the Zeus Satellite and the Cobra commander’s dual jet engine-powered helicopter.