Thursday, November 10, 2011

NaBloWriMo #10: Hobbit News

I don't have a specific topic that I want to write on today, so I'm pulling this idea out of my back pocket of ideas that I use in case of emergency . . . news on The Hobbit.

I haven't written about Peter Jackson's 2-film adaptation of the Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit in quite a long time. While the film got off to a bumpy state, full of legal wrangling and diminished hopes that it would ever get made, all of that eventually went away and Jackson and his LotR team got to work quietly.

I believe the first of the two films is still planned for release next year (probably in the November season, as that was when the LotR trilogy was launched AND to avoid the Whedon-shaped hole that The Avengers movie will create in the summer months.

What you may not know--and which, I'll admit to being genuinely excited about--is that Jackson is conceptualizing and filming these films in 3D. And not the excessive, gratuitous 3D that has marked so many movies since the Avatar craze . . . but immersive 3D that truly (I hope) serves the telling of the story properly.


If anyone can do it, I'll put my money on Jackson. Even though I'll admit that King Kong was a wrong-headed waste, I still think that PJ can put together some impressive spectacle when his mind and his heart are in the film.

To learn more about Jackson's 3D techniques and to see behind-the-scenes footage of the film in progress, check out this longish video.

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