Rocketman blasts off at Cannes featuring Cinesite VFX

Elton John and Taron Egerton rocked the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday 16th May by premiering Dexter Fletcher’s glittery bio-musical fantasy ROCKETMAN.

The movie follows the incredible story of Elton John’s early childhood prodigy days, his beginnings and his fame in the 70’s and 80’s. Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle, Bohemian Rapsody) directed Taron Egerton as Elton John; Jamie Bell as his songwriter partner, Bernie Taupin; Richard Madden as Elton’s manager, John Reid and Bryce Dallas Howard as John’s mother Sheila Eileen.

Cinesite was honoured to be the lead VFX studio on the production. Our Montreal team was supervised by VFX Supervisor Holger Voss, they delivered 233 shots – we look forward to sharing more details about the work  soon.

Following the movie’s premiere at Cannes, Egerton and John could be seen wiping away tears. Both men got big standing ovations from the audience in attendance, especially Egerton. The actor’s work is being positioned as an awards contender, and many believe the film’s musical elements make it a shoo-in for the Golden Globes.

Check out the first reactions from Cannes below…

Paramount Pictures will release “Rocketman” featuring Cinesite VFX in theaters nationwide May 31.