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Visual effects legend Phil Tippett unveils his next stop-motion project, “Sentinel”, presented at Frontières de Cannes (exclusive)

Visual effects icon and “Mad God” director Phil Tippett is working on a new stop-motion feature film called “Sentinel,” which will premiere this year in the Frontières section of the Cannes Film Market.

Variety has obtained exclusive access to early plot details and footage from “Sentinel,” which shares visual fidelity with “Mad God.” However, in terms of production, things will be very different this time.

“Mad God” was a project that Tippett worked on off and on for thirty years. A similar timeline is not realistic for “Sentinel,” as the director would be over 100 years old when the film premieres. So Tippett and producer Colin Geddes (Ultra 8 Pictures) say they are pursuing a more conventional development and production plan with their new project, including a clearer narrative focus. Tippett has already started shooting clips for the film, and his crew will…