Visionary director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) has carved out his own path outside of the Hollywood system. After some setbacks with retconning the Alien franchise (something fans still clamor for) and the poor reception for Chappie (featuring South African hip hop sensation Die Antwoord), Blomkamp and the team founded OATS Studios.
Fostering a completely in-house creative environment, OATS Studios went on to produce some of the most visually stunning short films ever made. Using Blomkamp’s connections to feature big-name acting talent like Dakota Fanning and Sigourney Weaver, projects like Rakka turned heads and reminded viewers of Blomkamp’s unique voice in the world of social sci-fi that he helped define.
Without OATS Studios and the creative incubator and financial wiggle room it provides, Blomkamp readily admits his new religious horror film wouldn’t have been possible. In our video interview below, we chat about the new technology of volumetric capture used in the film, the high-tech / practical effects hybrid of the demon’s creature design, and if the writing of District 10 was influenced at all by the pandemic. Blomkamp also confirms that his long in development film Inferno is an alien detective story.
Check out the interview and trailer for Demonic below!
A young woman unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root of a decades old rift between mother and daughter are ruthlessly revealed in this horror-thriller from director Neill Blomkamp.
From the press release: The immersive simulation horror film uses a patent-pending new method of using volumetric capture (a three-dimensional video technology that turns actors into geometric objects.). The amount of volumetric capture in Demonic is the most ever seen in a feature film.
Demonic is in theaters, VOD and Digital on August 20th.