THE HOBBIT Will Be Shot In Digital 3-D
News out of Middle Earth this week is that THE HOBBIT will be shot in digital 3-D. An announcement from RED Studios is that both parts of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit will be shot using RED’s 3-D cameras. With the increase of 3-D films in Hollywood, it’s not a surprise that Jackson decided to go this route.
Initially when Guillermo del Toro was slated to direct The Hobbit, it was kicked around that the film may be shot in 3-D, but later del Toro stated that he wouldn’t shoot with a digital camera, so 3-D filming was tossed out the window.
But now with Peter Jackson at the helm with 30 brand new RED digital cameras in hand, it looks like 3-D is back on!
Okay, so go here with me for a second, Tolkien fans: We’re sitting in a theater, the story of Bilbo and the dwarves is unfolding before us and out of the darkness Smaug flies at us in glorious 3-D. I’m sorry, but that sounds AMAZING to me, and I’m not an advocate of 3-D.
Shooting for The Hobbit will begin early 2011 in New Zealand.
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