The Creator is a 2023 American science fiction action thriller film produced and directed by Gareth Edwards, who co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Weitz. The film stars John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, Allison Janney, and Madeleine Yuna Voyles (in her film debut). Its plot, set in a future impacted by war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, follows an ex-special forces agent who is recruited to hunt down and kill the “Creator”, who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war by destroying mankind itself.
Development began in November 2019 when Edwards signed on to direct and write an untitled science fiction project for New Regency and was officially announced in February 2020. He cited Apocalypse Now (1979), Baraka (1992), Blade Runner (1982), Akira (1988), Rain Man (1988), The Hit (1984), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Paper Moon (1973) as this film’s sources of inspiration. Originally titled True Love, it was changed to its current title. Filming began on January 17, 2022 and wrapped on May 30, 2022.
The Creator premiered at Fantastic Fest on September 26, 2023, and was released in the United States on September 29, by 20th Century Studios, making it one of the first films released following the end of the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with many praising its visual effects, direction, performances and its approach to the subject matter.
The Production VFX Producer is Julian Levi.
VFX Done by :
FOLKS -VFX Supervisor: Phil Prates
Fin Design + Effects -VFX Supervisor: Stuart White
Jellyfish Pictures -VFX Supervisor: Simon Kilroe
Outpost VFX -VFX Supervisor: Joseph DiValerio
MISC Studios -VFX Supervisor: Edward Hawkins
Territory Studio -VFX Supervisor: Luca Zappala
VFX Los Angeles, Inc. -VFX Supervisor: Charles H. Joslain / ILM (VFX Supervisors: Jay Cooper)
MARZ -VFX Supervisor: Justin Bunt
Crafty Apes -VFX Supervisor: Nicholas Daniels
Atomic Arts -VFX Supervisor: David Simpson