Started in a Van Nuys warehouse to do vfx for a little space opera called Star Wars, ILM has now occupied the top echelon of special effects for several years. This is the thread to talk about all ILM vfx past, present, and future. This is not a "ILM versus x-effects house" thread. That's for another thread. This is strictly about all things ILM. No ILM question or bit of info is too small here. I'll kick things off by talking about ILM's future projects: (potential spoilers below) Avatar: Jim Cameron's biggie. ILM helped Rob Legato develop the virtual camera system for the film and were brought on late in the schedule to help with the big battle at the end of the film. Red Tails: This Lucas project has been in development off and on for at least 2 decades. It will finally hit the screens sometime in 2010. Early script reports show more than a few aerial sequences that I'm sure will benefit from ILM's artistry. Vet Russell Earl steps up into the fx supervisor role for this eagerly awaited(at least by me) project. Iron Man 2: Ben Snow returns as fx supervisor for ILM as Stark goes up against War Machine and Black Widow. Snow has mentioned building on the CG hard surface success of the first film and refining it further. Rango: Directed by Gore Verbinski, this animated film is ILM's first foray into feature animation. Johnny Depp voices the title character and the film utilizes advanced motion capture to get the subtle facial details and nuances translated to the big screen. John Knoll, of Star Wars prequel fame, and Tim Alexander supervise for ILM. The Last Airbender: Movie adaptation of the hit cartoon show directed by M. Night. Vfx are supervised by Pablo Helman. So that's a quick rundown of some of ILM's upcoming projects. The project I'm most looking forward to is Avatar quickly followed by Iron Man 2.