Friday, November 4, 2011

LOTR Hobbit Video Blog #4

Well, for those of you who haven't been following my growing excitement for the upcoming movies, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and  The Hobbit: There and Back Again we have another video blog from Peter Jackson. As a fan of all things Middle Earth I am, understandably, brimming with excitement.

This video talks about the 3D aspect of building these films.  LotR was not shot in 3D (though as Peter says below, he wishes he had been able to shoot it that way,) but the two Hobbit movies will be. This will add to the immersive experience and hopefully make re-visiting Middle Earth that much more exciting.

After the break I have included the two video blogs that I have missed, just for good measure.

This second video discusses the first shooting block.  In it, Andy Serkis (Gollum) talks about being a full-fledged 2nd unit director. Andy and Peter discuss the two-hundred-fifty days of the shoot and talk about being exhausted. Also if you had ever wanted to know where dwarfs go for vacation, this is your chance to find out.  Also, also don't tell but someone very exciting makes a surprise visit at the end. 

And the third video at first appears to focus on continuing to talk with Andy Serkis but instead we find Peter in London at Pinestreet Studios. In actuality the video is mostly about the thirteen dwarfs. The actors also get to try and name all of the Dwarfs. Of course Sir Ian McKellen get's them all. The best part of the video is that John Rhys-Davies makes an appearance. He calls the current dwarves poor buggers and wishes the oodles of women luck on getting themselves a sexy dwarf to lie-about with.

This is all pretty awesome! The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes out in a little over a year on December 14th, 2012.  The follow-up The Hobbit: There and Back Again shows up the next year on December 13th, 2013. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

The first video is posted HERE.

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