It's sometimes easy to forget the work that goes into creating CGI effects, but then you peel back the veil and it becomes powerfully evident.
Peter Jackson's first installment in the film adaptation of Tolkien's classic, The Hobbit, was not met with the same enthusiasm as the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
A cursory analysis will net you a proof positive that the Tolkien Estate is not a big fan of people adapting and otherwise looking to use J.R.R.'s works as a tool to make money. But never before has Tolkien's son, Christopher, made a formal comment on Peter Jackson's movies. Until now, that is.
Scientists adopted the "Hobbit" name a few years ago to identify a short, big-footed race of humans dubbed Homo floresiensis—and now a facial reconstruction finally shows us what they looked like. Want to meet your average, real-life lady from Hobbiton?
With The Hobbit so close to seeing its theatrical release and more footage showing up, seemingly, with each day, things are looking great for Peter Jackson and Co. But into every life, a little rain must fall and so, enter PETA, which has some concerns over the treatment of animals used in the upcoming film.
The Hobbit is so close to coming out that, basically, every day is a new opportunity for Peter Jackson and co. to give us another taste of what's in store. This time, we get a voiceover from Gandalf, some dwarf shenanigans, and Bilbo facing off against none other than Gollum himself.
With The Hobbit's wide film release only a month away, the trailers are coming in fast and furious now. With each one, we get a little more of a taste of what this adaptation will be like. In this one, we hear a surprising amount of courage come from the mouth of one Bilbo Baggins.
You know what we heard today? Oh, no big deal ... just Peter "Lord of the Rings" Jackson being down for directing an episode of Doctor Who!
Del Toro is choosing between three scripts, and hopes to make his announcement at Comic Con in July.
Director Guillermo Del Toro quit The Hobbit movies but will continue to co-write the screenplays with Peter Jackson.