DC Comics’ upcoming screen adaptation of Black Adam will capture Dwayne Johnson at the revolutionary rate of 960 frames per second. The actor, who’s playing the titular comic book hero in the movie, posted the news on his Instagram account yesterday.
The star revealed in the social media post that the superhero film is using the cutting edge combination of an advanced robot arm called a Bolt with a high speed Phantom camera.
The latter will capture him at the 960 frames per second rate, which is 40 times faster than the 24 frames per second rate that movies are normally shot in. As a result, Johnson, who’s also serving as a producer on Black Adam, will be featured in slow-motion images that feature remarkable clarity.
In the Instagram post, the filmmaker stated: “In our final week of shooting BLACK ADAM our director, Jaume Collet-Serra designed very cutting edge, intricate, bad ass and cool shots.” He added: “This advanced robot arm called a BOLT is the fastest in the world with a high speed PHANTOM camera that shoots me at an insane 960 frames per second (normally movies are shot at 24 frames per second).”
The technology was notably used before in Thor: Ragnarok, in the Valkyrie flashback sequences featuring Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchett. Academy Award-winner Taika Waititi, who directed the second Thor sequel, used a Phantom high-speed camera that captured the actresses at 1200 frames per second.
Black Adam is reuniting Johnson and Collet-Serra, after they previously worked together on the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures fantasy adventure movie, Jungle Cruise. In addition to the actor playing the eponymous character in Black Adam, the drama also stars Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge, Sarah Shahi, Quin, Quintessa Swindell and Pierce Brosnan.
The superhero movie is now in its final week of production.
Warner Bros. Pictures is set to release Johnson and Collet-Serra’s second collaboration in theaters on July 29, 2022.