Black Filmmaker Lyron Foster Announces CGI Cast for 'In the Re-Beginning'

Due to COVID-19, production is taking a new direction in creating the highly anticipated film

Honolulu, Jul 31, 2020 ( - COVID-19 has significantly impacted the production of television series and movies, causing shutdowns on-site and closing movie theaters around the world. Lyron Foster, the African American filmmaker behind the highly anticipated film 'In the Re-Beginning,' has taken his production in a new direction. Now, he says the film will instead feature a completely CGI created world and cast. Using this strategy, Foster will avoid the challenges currently being faced by on-set production. 

"We have decided to move forward in production with a fully CGI cast," said Foster, who will also hold a role in the film. "This choice was made due to safety and production concerns related to COVID-19."

'In the Re-Beginning' will be a feature-length movie in the fantasy and sci-fi genre, designed to appeal to a wide variety of audiences. Initially, Foster planned for the movie to be filmed in Hawaii, Texas, and New York City. Instead, the entire film will be completely digitized. 

The production team behind 'In the Re-Beginning' will be digitizing the entire film using Unreal Engine, a popular 3-D creation platform that has been used widely for immersive video games. Foster is thrilled to be using this exciting technology to bring 'In the Re-Beginning' to life. 

In addition, the production team will leverage motion capture technology for realistic animation. 

The film's original cast will be voicing the digitally created characters, which share their likeness, to ensure the original artistic vision is not compromised despite the change in platform.

Foster says 'In the Re-Beginning' will feature a multi-ethnic cast situated in a variety of roles designed to challenge the pervasive stereotypes currently present in media and entertainment. Outside of filmmaking, Foster is also an author, coder, actor, musician, and Tech Entrepreneur. 

Updates on the film are being posted on Twitter at @LyronFoster and @ReBeginningFilm. More information can be found at

About Lyron Foster

Lyron Foster is a Hawai'i based African-American Author, Musician, Actor, Filmmaker and Entrepreneur.



Lyron Foster

Project Website: 

Twitter: @LyronFoster

Instagram: @lfoster96720

Media Contact

Lyron Foster


Source :In the Re-Beginning

This article was originally published by IssueWire. Read the original article here.

More Press Releases

Globes carpet kicks off with big sleeves and shades of pink

Aug 4, 2020

NEW YORK — Cynthia Erivo and Greta Gerwig rocked sparkling chokers as the Golden Globes red carpet kicked off Sunday, with Erivo in a hand-beaded custom Thom Browne gown and Gerwig in black and cream. Both went off-shoulder for the big night in Beverly Hills, California. Erivo, the “Harriet” star and fashion standout, said her dress includes designs of her favorite flower, the peony, at the hem and in her lining. The short-sleeve gown, Erivo told E!, took 800 hours. A huge blue stone dropped from her short necklace. Shades of pink had an early trend moment on Kirsten Dunst...

Judge: No slander in Alec Baldwin's comments on parking spat

Aug 4, 2020

NEW YORK — Alec Baldwin didn't slander a man in interviews about a parking dispute that turned physical, a judge has ruled as dueling lawsuits between the actor and the other driver continue. Baldwin's remarks — including claims that Wojciech Cieszkowski's driving was “really fast,” “really aggressive” and made the actor think his wife and son were about to be run over — were "hyperbole" and "rhetorical illustrations," Manhattan judge David B. Cohen wrote Thursday. “They are words of frustration with someone's driving,” not accusations that amount to slander, Cohen wrote. He tossed out Cieszkowski's slander claim, but his assault...

Innovative fashion designers lead the way on sustainability

Aug 4, 2020

LONDON — Innovative fashion designers are turning to such things as horseradish and nettles to make sustainable clothing and accessories to the delight of a growing number of buyers. While more consumers are paying closer attention to how the production of goods impacts the environment, old habits die hard. A buy-and-toss mentality persists despite a boost from celebrities helping to drive the upcycle and vintage movements. Actress Maggie Q, who created an activewear line from recycled fabrics, is among activists who see plenty of room for improvement. She says she feels "sick about fast fashion.'' "You hear people say, 'Well,...

Streep, Miranda and Stone are named as Met Gala co-0chairs

Aug 4, 2020

NEW YORK — Next year's Met Gala may be the closest we'll ever come to getting a Miranda Priestly moment at the starry event. Meryl Streep has been named as a co-chair of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. The Oscar-winner played Priestly, a thinly veiled fictional version of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, in the movie "The Devil Wears Prada." Wintour clearly has no hard feelings because she selected Streep as a co-chair along with Lin-Manuel Miranda and fellow Oscar-winner Emma Stone. Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere rounds out the group. The gala's theme is "About Time: Fashion and Duration," which...

ABC says interview with Epstein accuser wasn't ready to air

Aug 4, 2020

NEW YORK — ABC News faced questions Tuesday about its reluctance to air a sensitive story of alleged sexual misconduct after a leaked video emerged of reporter Amy Robach complaining about how her bosses handled an interview with a Jeffrey Epstein accuser. The conservative web site Project Veritas released video of Robach venting that "every day I get more and more pissed" that her 2015 interview with Virginia Giuffre never made the air. Robach made her remarks late in August while sitting in a Times Square studio with a microphone but not on the air. ABC said Tuesday that the...

Broaden News

Reporter Pass is the only access you need to get into Hollywood. No matter it’s the red carpet event or backstage access, we’ve got you covered.

Award ShowsCelebrityPaparazziRoyaltyMoviesMusicTelevision Programs Press Releases