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Bryan Singer Filming Quicksilver Scenes at 3600 FPS for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Standard film is shot at 24 FPS (frames per second.) Filmmaker Bryan Singer has indicated that he is shooting scenes featuring mutant speedster Quicksilver at 3600 FPS for the highly anticipated “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Singer tweeted the following behind-the-scenes photo from the set in Montreal. He mentions that the frame rate will be 150 times slower than the standard rate. When shooting at this speed, the camera requires much more lighting. The film when projected at its regular frame rate will give the illusion that actor Evan Peters is running at lightning speed. Check out the set up!

BryanSinger Bryan Singer 7h  Brightest set I've ever filmed on. #3600framespersecond #Quicksilver #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast pic.twitter.com/AWCzzCEv13
BryanSinger Bryan Singer 7h
Brightest set I’ve ever filmed on. #3600framespersecond #Quicksilver #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast pic.twitter.com/AWCzzCEv13

Here is the storyline for “X-Men: Days of Future Past:”

The storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels (giant mutant-hunting robots) rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men. She succeeds in her mission and returns to the future, but despite her success, the future timeline still exists as an alternative timeline rather than as the actual future.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” comes to theaters on July 18, 2014. The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Booboo Stewart, Evan Peters, and Omar Sy. Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn wrote the screenplay, which is adapted from the comic book story written by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.

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