Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Hobbit Begins Shooting in 2010

Guillermo del Toro's The Hobbit will begin shooting in 2010, and though most productions shoot for about three or four months, this shoot will last an astounding 370 days.

Granted, the movie will eventually be split into two films (and probably released a year apart), but this is still a ridiculously long shoot. Those 370 days are just shooting days, not to mention the post-production work that is involved with a project of this nature.

Guillermo also hinted at some of his plans for mixing animatronics and CGI effects for Smaug the dragon and some of the other creatures featured in the story. Unlike his puppet-esque work from Hellboy II, this will rely more on computer work to create a new type of creation that we've never seen before on camera. He sounds pretty psyched about it, and if Peter Jackson's not directing this movie, I can't think of anyone else that is a better fit.

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