Wednesday, November 16, 2011

THE HOBBIT (In Production)


Peter Jackson has been updating fans about his latest film The Hobbit by making Hobbit diaries that he post on his Facebook account. In his latest posting he has said that the film's innovative cameras, the Red One Epic, shoots in 5K resolution at 48 frames a second -- in 3D no less. What does that mean for cinema as a whole? Who knows. But it could be a serious game changer, even more so than James Cameron's Avatar was back in 2009.

Peter Jackson 
With all this anticipation for The Hobbit, IGN recently got to chat with Gollum himself, actor/motion-capture performer Andy Serkis, and they asked him when can we expect a teaser trailer. His response? "There will be a trailer fairly soon, actually. Around Christmas time, I believe."

They also got to ask him about is work as Second Unit Director on The Hobbit, a gig he hopes will lead to future directing work in the future. "It's quite fascinating," he said. "I'm having a ball. It's a huge operation, really. We're on the road at the moment, at various different locations on South Island in New Zealand. There are some truly remarkable landscapes that we're filming in. It's just stunning."

Serkis also added a bit about shooting in 5K at 48 frames. "It's unlike anything I have ever seen before," he explained. "The brain has become so attuned to watching films at 24 frames a second. This is something completely different. It's incredible. You feel inside it and surrounded by it. It's really great. People will not be disappointed."

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives December 14th, 2012.

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