Real lion if not for shooting film Dick Maas

Real lion if not for shooting film Dick Maas

Dick Maas wanted for his film Prey which a lion Amsterdam unsafe, a real lion, but that proved to be difficult.

“I thought: we do that just with a real lion,” says Maas Wednesday in the Volkskrant.

“The quantity here in the city drop-off, filming on the street and in the studio – all that kind of stuff. When it appeared: there should be no lion to the city. You may not even get the country to enter.”

Then thought Maas to computer animation, but that proved to be much too expensive. He approached Erik-Jan de Boer, who won an oscar with his computer animations for Life of Pi, but one scene would then already almost a million dollar cost, according to the director.

Check out the trailer for Prey:


Eventually he came out with a man who is often moving animals had made. That made a lion with the head mechanically can be moved multiple joysticks. Multiple people need to simultaneously operate.

If that movement is not equal, then it seems the lion, according to Maas, ‘like a drunken lion’, he says in the Volkskrant.

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