Earlier this week Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, aka Jaime Lannister of Game of Thrones hinted in an interview at how some of the main characters may be turned in White Walkers in the final season set to premiere in late 2018/early 2019. The actor joked with the idea of him being changed and how he hoped that wouldn’t be the case “God, I hope it’s not me. That’s three hours of makeup in the morning. I know that if [showrunner] David Benioff and Dan Weiss read this, they’ll go, ‘Oh, yes we will’.”
And we can totally see what he means. This recently released VFX reel is not only telling but also mesmerizing. Taking us back to when the Night King’s frozen undead forces ripped through the Wall in the season finale – undoubtedly one of the most epic scenes of the season – this clip breaks down, unravels and reveals to the viewer the CGI magic of this critically acclaimed series.
This is special effects like you have never seen before – desolate frozen landscapes, the rebirth of the ice dragon and bringing the Army of the Dead to life? Well, that’s all thanks to the mind-blowing sorcery of VFX company El Ranchito. Press play, crank up that HD and get ready for the chills!