I went to the Warrington Film Festival 8th April 2006. Lionhead had Stunts and Effects available to play on.
The tycoon past of the game has been improved on. But I played mostly the movie making side of it.
There are a lot of improvements from The Movies game. You now have a free camera. Which can be placed where you like. It can also do sweeping shots between points 1 and 2, which you can choose their position.
There is a blue screen and green screen now. Blue screen allows you to have backdrops including custom made ones. As well as different floor textures. The screen screen has the backdrop options too. But it has a side screen which makes it appear as if it is moving continually. I saw a helicopter that appeared to be flying above a road. I also saw a spaceship that looked as if it went through hyperspace.
There is also a parrelex set, where you can get say a helicopter or more if you desire to fly between buildings.
There are new sets, Jungle, commercial street, sci-fi corridors including no 5, plus several more.
There are new costumes, hairstyles, backdrops, music, scenes.
Advanced movie maker is now easier to use, also the free cam is easy to use, I found it very natural. But if you prefer the pre shot scenes, you can still do that too.
There is a minature city, which has car chase scenes, helicopter and spaceship scenes. Like a mothership hovering above the city.
From the perspective of making movies with Stunts and Effects, your creative options are now almost limitless. What I saw just blew me away. I can not wait for this to be released, it is totally awesome. You can make your own movies, that can actually look very good.
I was the second person to play the game, and the first person to use the free cam. Whatever you here about this game, can not do justice to how good it actually is.
This is the best game I have ever played, by far.