UnitZeroVFX, a division of The Traveling Picture Show Company, announced that it will serve as sole visual effects provider for Hammer’s The Quiet Ones, a supernatural thriller directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2: Terminal) and starring Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mad Men), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) Erin Richards (Breaking In, Being Human), Olivia Cooke (The Secret of Crickley Hall, The Fuse) and West End theater actor, Rory Fleck-Byrne. The film is produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit through the Gift Shop) and Ben Holden in association with TPSC Films.
The Quiet Ones marks Hammer’s next production after the worldwide box-office hit, The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe, which has taken over $130 million at the box office to date. Principal photography begins this month in the United Kingdom.
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 photo-real 3D and 2D effects and image enhancements. Marie Soto will serve as executive producer for UnitZeroVFX.
UnitZeroVFX operates a highly-efficient production pipeline designed to accommodate independent film productions. “UnitZeroVFX brings a top-tier visual effects team to each project offering the creativity and flexibility needed when working on high-caliber projects,” said TPSC CEO, Kevin Matusow.
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.