The Wasatch View – Local Film Production Company Partners with Stan Lee For Upcoming Movie

By Rebecca Brown Wright – June 3, 2014   Many may not know it, but the visual effects in popular feature films and television shows, such as Disney’s “Race to Witch Mountain” and “The Game Plan,” ABC’s “Pushing Daisies,” NBC’s “Grimm” and “Trauma” were created by a company right here in our backyard. Lee Baker and Stephen Sobisky, owners of Sandman Studios, work out of their office in Cottonwood Heights to bring visual effects to television shows and movies. And their work is about to get bigger. Recently, the turned more of their attention to the film production company, Paralight Films, also out of Cottonwood Heights, to bring feature films to theaters. One Current project is producing the film “Legion of 5,” along with Stan Lee, who is the executive producer and creator. Yep, that Stan Lee – co-creator of comics such as “X-Men,” “Iron Man” and “Thor,” to name a few. “It’s very exciting,” Baker said. “It’s very large, and has taken a lot of work to get to this point. It will be a fantastic film and will compete directly with ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Spider-man’ and other Stan Lee films.” It’s every comic book lover’s dream come true. “I’ve loved Stan my whole life,” Baker said. “I loved comic books and collected them as a little boy. I really never thought I’d be producing one of his feature films. I always hoped, but never thought I would. And in the end, we put so much time and effort into this one that it just feels right.” Baker added that they have a casting wish list with big names,...