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The shark of the movie Jaws fully restored for the Museum of the Film Academy

The Film and Film Academy announced Thursday that the original shark used in the sea teeth had been “completely transformed”. The only details that are waiting to be added are the eyes and teeth.

Nicknamed “Bruce,” this piece is the only surviving shark prop of Steven Spielberg‘s 1975 classic, which tells the story of a water-killing machine that terrorizes a New England tourist town.

It is common knowledge that the creators of the shark have encountered difficulties in production, most of them related to the constant malfunction of the mechanical shark.

“Just in time for #Jaws’ (1975) 44th Anniversary … An Update on Bruce’s Shark Restoration!” Special effects legend @G_Nicotero, his studio KNB EFX and the #AcademyMuseum conservation team have completely transformed this underwater giant “the Academy Museum tweeted.

The shark was bequeathed to the Museum in 2016 by Nathan Adlen, whose father, Sam, bought the prop after the workshop removed “Bruce” and a bunch of old stunt cars. Sam Adlen would expose the jaw shark to his scrap.

The restored shark, a fiberglass model, is the fourth and latest version made from the original mold, according to the museum.

Nevertheless, it will be a long time before any fan can see “Bruce” in person.

It was also announced Thursday that the Film Academy Museum would not open in 2019 or before the 92nd Academy Awards on February 9, 2020.

The project was announced for the first time in 2012.

Source: MovieWeb

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