Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Jackson: No 3-D for the Hobbit

Peter Jackson provided an update on The Hobbit films at the premiere of his next film "The Lovely Bones" to the BBC. To sum, the movie is in pre-production, the scripts are being worked on (some sites say the first film script is completed) and the film will not be shot for 3D.
The project is currently in pre-production, and Jackson said he had been scouting for locations in New Zealand immediately before travelling to London.

He stressed that there would be continuity between his films and Del Toro's, despite the latter being better known for macabre material like Pan's Labyrinth.

"We're writing the screenplays with him, so in terms of the script, there is continuity," he said.

"We're writing Ian McKellen's dialogue just the same as we did in Lord Of The Rings. But Guillermo, being the director, will obviously take the script and interpret that and shoot his film. So that'll be interesting to see.

"That's actually the reason I wanted him to do it. I felt like I'd be trying to compete with myself and deliberately do things differently, which is not the way I want to work. I want it to be natural."

...he revealed, The Hobbit will not be filmed in 3D, despite the current vogue for the technology in the movie industry.

"Guillermo wants to shoot in 35mm, old-fashioned film," Jackson said, "which suits me, because he wants to keep it in the same space as the original trilogy".

1 comment:

  1. hmm... just found this blog through the Transformerslive blog... surprised that there doesnt seem to be many here O_O but from the Ian McKellen interviews and the news that Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro are working together and not against each other is great news!

    Also I respect Jackson's stance to not fight himself and end up having this prequel revision of The Hobbit end up over shining the original LotR Trilogy.