Sunday, July 15, 2012

SDCC 2012: Cast, Crew Video Interviews

Saturday was the panel for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. Before it was held, Peter Jackson and company held a series of interviews with media outlets. The longest was the Andy Serkis one (see here) with a full panel cast doing an interview with Entertainment Weekly. The rest were around a few minutes in length as each person talked about various aspects of the film.

Peter Jackson and Phillippa Boyen commented on their approach to writing The Hobbit film and adapting the book (with appendices). Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield) spoke a six foot person being cast as a dwarf and that making people who have gravitas and size helped when the actors are "shrunk" for scenes along with new techniques used to film since 3D meant force perspective (used for LOTR) was not possible for most scenes. Sir Ian McKellen spoke about how returning to a "younger" Gandalf makes no difference for a 7000 year old character, his surprise that he was asked to reprise the role, and enjoyment of working in New Zealand.

Cast, Crew Interview

Peter Jackson and Phillippa Boyen

Richard Armitage

Sir Ian McKellen

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