Original Jaws Shark Is Being Restored by Greg Nicotero and KNB EFX
One of the original fiberglass sharks used in the Jaws is posted at the Academy Film Museum. Bruce the Shark is currently being restored by special effects legend Greg Nicotero. Bruce is the only surviving shark prop of the 1975 classic, which is celebrating its 44th anniversary this year. The shark accessories were not very easy to use on the set and caused many delays. However, Bruce is part of Hollywood history and he is about to show his transformation.
As some of Greg Nicotero's photographs show, Bruce the Shark was in a rather difficult shape upon his arrival. Almost all of his original painting was crumbling and it seemed to have been stored along someone's house for decades without cover. Nicotero and his team quickly removed all the original paint and brought back the accessory to its original fiberglass, while removing teeth and eyes.
Now, Bruce is almost done and looks great. he did it in Jaws . Greg Nicotero and his team still have to take a look and new teeth, but other than that, he looks great. Sam Adlen acquired the Jaws for the Museum of the Academy of Motion Picture Films in 2016. Adlen was able to recover the shark after the studio abandoned it, with a group of old stunt cars. Bruce has been exposed in a break for several years, so his new home should be very different. That said, it will take some time before fans can meet Bruce in person.
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The Academy Film Museum does not have the same name. is still not open. The museum was first announced in 2012 and will likely not be open this year or before the Oscars next year, sources said. So anyone who wants to see Bruce, who is one of four mussels designed for the great white shark, will have to wait until next year. Since this is already so long, the wait could last and possibly last until the following year. You can read a statement from the Academy below.
"As we continue to track the process of obtaining approvals and as we approach completion, we assess the general timeline of the major events of the sector in 2020 and, on this basis we will choose the optimal time for our official opening. "
Greg Nicotero and his team have done an incredible job in bringing Bruce back to his Jaws . Looking at the previous picture, you will understand how the shark was almost thrown away. Fortunately, Sam Adlen saw the value and preserved it for the Academy Film Museum. You can see images of the Nicotero restoration process below, thanks to the Twitter account of the Academy of Animated Images Museum.
Just in time for the 44th Anniversary of # Jaws (1975) …
An update on the restoration of Bruce the Shark! Legendary special effects @G_Nicotero, his studio KNB EFX and #AcademyMuseum's conservation team have completely transformed this underwater giant.
Photos of Greg Nicotero. pic.twitter.com/np2SEzPkld
– Museum of the Film Academy (@AcademyMuseum) June 20, 2019