Percival is an Arthurian short film, and it stars Jason Kingsley (who is an O.B.E.; see if you can tell that from the credits).
Despite the O.B.E. jibes, I like Kingsley. I don’t know him personally, but in the absence of other evidence, he seems like a good egg. He runs one of the UK’s largest games and geek firms in the form of Rebellion (Sniper Elite, Judge Dredd) and educates with the YouTube channel Modern History. He’s making RPGs again too.
It’s hard to tell – which is a good thing – but Percival is a technology first. This is the first film to be made in virtual production. What that is isn’t entirely clear at first, but it’s more than green screen as we see Percival/Kingsley with a light on his face and wind in his hair. There’s both Pinewood credits and a note that this was filmed at Rebellion Film Studios in Oxford.
Yeah, that’s how big Rebellion is and how ambitious too. Our hopes for more Judge Dredd on the big screen or TV screen are on then.
The making of answers so many questions. This is game technology combined with a movie studio.
So, yeah, this is an add for the technology and services, but it’s enough to get excited about.
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