Mill+ and Bungie Unveil The Full CGI Trailer for Destiny 2: The Final Shape

Work September 5, 2023

Mill+ | Directed by The Mill’s Ilya Abulkhanov, we collaborated with Bungie to unveil the full CGI trailer for Destiny 2: The Final Shape.

The Final Shape — a nightmarish calcification of reality into the Witness’s twisted design. Embark on a perilous journey into the heart of the Traveler, rally the Vanguard, and end the War of Light and Darkness. Become Legend // February 27, 2024.

Continuing our ongoing collaboration with Bungie on their award-winning IP Destiny 2, our Mill+, VFX and Colour teams delivered an action packed visually arresting film for this new trailer of the world-renowned game.

“After hearing the brief from Bungie, with whom we’ve worked closely with on previous trailer installments, we wanted to summon all of our keen intent to make something both intimately dire as well as wildly picturesque. We wanted to build our scenes in the right kind of mood to project both the melancholic origins as well as the adventurous dive into their future world of the nightmarish surreal. Aside from the kind of magnificent world-vistas and environments our protagonists find themselves in, it was about catching them in the midst of an intimate moment that captures the general saga of struggles they undertake and persevere through. It was a great joy to part take in the making of this film full of fantastic matte paintings, intricate environmental design, super dope and yet intentionally understated animation that ultimately aided in setting the right vibe to the scene.

Everything about the making of this film, from its early conceptions, through intricate previz, mocap of performances and an incredible team of VFX talent felt like we were always in the process of making something outstanding and quite cool.”
Ilya Abulkhanov, Director
“This was one of the biggest Destiny films we've made to date. It had the most characters and the most environments, FX - stunts and more. It's always a challenge to make a full cg film in a relatively short time but our artists rose to meet that challenge and absolutely crushed it. Every shot is a painting but one of my favorite shots is the one of the Guardian laying in the grass. The way the character turns in such a believable manner and the wind ripples through the grass while the sun hits his helmet just right is just so beautiful. It's a simple shot but it's one where every department from assets, to animation, FX, Lighting, and Compositing all worked together to make something even more than the sum of each part.”
Nate Shaw, VFX Supervisor


Agency: Bungie
Production Company
Production: Mill+
Director: Ilya Abulkhanov
Global Executive Producer, Mill+: Elizabeth Newman
Executive Producer: Moira Mahoney
Senior Producer: Kayli Ennis
Senior Producer (Mill India): Oindrila Mitra
Associate Producer: Lachie Wappet
Live Action Producer: Stephanie Werrell-Smyth
Director of Photography: Mike Reyes
Production Coordinator: Isaias Yetemegn
Production Coordinator (Mill India): Tejas Solanki
Editorial: The Mill
Editors: Ryan Burbank
Edit Assist: Yiqing Yu
Creative Development & VFX
Creative Development & VFX: The Mill
Director: Ilya Abulkhanov
VFX Supervisor: Nate Shaw
Art Director: Sidney Tan
Global Executive Producer, Mill+: Elizabeth Newman
Executive Producer: Moira Mahoney
Senior Producer: Kayli Ennis
Associate Producer: Lachie Wappet
Production Coordinator: Isaias Yetemegn
Concept Artist: Sidney Tan, Felix Bauer-Schlichtegroll, Roger Hom
Storyboard Artist: Sidney Tan
2D Lead Artist: Kevin Jones
Comp Lead (Mill India): Shaik Abdul Adil
2D Supervisor (Mill India): Venkata Siva Kumar Mannepalli
Project Lead (Mill India): Hari Prasad Anumula
2D Artists: Kai Chun Tsai, Dylan Streiff, Abigail Reigel, Patrick Reilly, Ting Ting Li, Shaik Abdul Adil, Gangadharam Raja, Haris V K, Adwait Atul Page, Karthikkeyan M D, Priyansh Gupta, Toya Drechsler.
Previs & Animation Lead: Matt Connolly
Previs Artists: Navdeep Singh, Tyler Thomson, Iva Carrasquillo, Connor Tracy
Animation Lead (Mill India): Sandeep Kumar Goje  
Animation Supervisor (Mill India): Sukanta Chakraborty
Animators: Tommy Taylor, Sebastian Nino, Samir Patel, Ravi Panwar, Binu Das, Vishesh Kashmira, Raman Bhatia
Rigging Lead: Peter Christensen
Rigging Artists: Daishi Takishima, Manthena Sainitesh Reddy
Character/Creature Supervisor: Dustin Leon
Asset Lead (Mill India): Vikas Soni
Asset Artists: Kris Costa, John Pozo, Tom Hearne, Raul Brossy, Niko Larson, Quinn Thompson, Paul Liaw, Gabby Harder, Harsh Chaturvedi, Madhusudan Patel, Debdutta Gayen, Arnab Bhattacharya, Shaik Kaleem, Ragul Sundaramoorthy, Rakshith U, Piyush Sharma, Shahid Hussain, Aditya Jaiswal, Pratik Bhade, Utkarsha Singh, Naveen Srinivasan, Tushar Sethi, Venkatesan R, Thirumoorthi Sivakumar, Shahid Hussain, Nishika Bansal, Kartik Bharat Mistry, Sunku Ayusha, Kailash Pol, Akash Deodhum Humne, Jayan Munusamy, Prakhar Kulshreshtha, Rachit Bhatia, Suraj Hariharan
FX Supervisor: Jason Mortimer
FX Lead (Mill India): M Kannan
DFX Lead (Mill India): Dipansu Halder
FX Artists: Daniel Soo, Ken Jones, Josh Harrison, Andy Sheng, Madivadanatamilparidy Ramamoorthy, Jayasri S, Rohit Kumar, Akshay Asarkar, Gleaces Juvillian, Ashutosh Shivdas, Manik Suvedi, Neeraj Kumar Patel
Lighting Lead: Brendon Echsner
Lighting Lead (Mill India): Aman Jaiswal 
Lighting Supervisor (Mill India): Aritra Kumar Sarkar
Lighting: Cinzia Pegorin, Tom Hearne, Jay Antonio, Ziming Liu, Stacie Fina Dsouza, Priyanshu Chaudhary, Nilangshu Majumdar, Mohit Swaroop, Avinash Kumar
DMP Lead: Itai Muller
DMP Lead (Mill India): Sandipan Majumder
Matte Painters: Brandon Kachel, Jibin Baby, Sitaram Wankhede, Paresh Kumar Swain, Amrut Agasi, Koti Srujan Kumar, Srivarman D, Sandipan Majumder
Colour: The Mill
Colourist: Paul Yacono
Colour Producer: Denise Brown
Colour Assist: Jacob Suffern