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Greg Nicotero to restore the last casting from the original ‘Jaws’ shark mold

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Bruce from Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, is getting a facelift from Greg Nicotero and his company KNB EFX along with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Bruce wasn’t used on screen, it’s the last casting from the original mold that had once been on display at Universal Studios. According to Nicotero, it had been sitting in a junkyard for several years.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

“It was in pretty rough shape,” the Academy Museum’s Sophie Hunter told the site. “It needed a major restoration. It was filled with wasp nests and dirt.”

Nicotero added, “We’ve stripped all the old paint off of it, we’re patching all the cracks, we have to redo the eyes. We’re gonna restore it what it would have looked like on day one of filming for Jaws.”

The restoration is currently in-progress according to the Academy and Nicotero via Instagram. “Honored to restore the last original casting from the original molds for the soon to open Academy Museum. We have spent the last 4 months restoring this piece to go on display utilizing original teeth and consulting with production designer Joe Alves and several original effects techs Cal Accord, Kevin Pike and Toy Arbogast. An honor to work with these brilliant artists and the folks at KNB working feverishly,” he wrote.

The Academy Museum will be opening soon in Los Angeles, California.

source: bloody_disgusting.com and The Daily Jaws

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