In a recent press conference in London, Peter Jackson revealed a few titbits of information about the upcoming Hobbit
films and Tintin
. Jackson was in London for the Royal Gala premiere of his latest film The Lovely Bones
"Tintin is great. It's made. The movie is cut together and now [we] are turning it into a fully-rendered film".
"So the movie, to some degree, exists in a very rough state."
You will have to wait a long time to see it though(if you actually care) because it is going to take 2 years to do all the CGI.
Also in the press conference Jackson discussed the progress of The Hobbit
which is currently in the pre-production stages. Jackson talks about why he didn't choose to direct the films but also how there will still be continuity with his Lord of the Rings
films despite Guillermo Del Toro's unique visual style.
"We're writing the screenplays with him (Guillermo Del Toro), so in terms of the script, there is continuity," he said.
"We're writing Ian McKellen's dialogue just the same as we did in Lord Of The Rings. But Guillermo, being the director, will obviously take the script and interpret that and shoot his film. So that'll be interesting to see.
"That's actually the reason I wanted him to do it. I felt like I'd be trying to compete with myself and deliberately do things differently, which is not the way I want to work. I want it to be natural."
Any of you folks who regularly visit movie-moron may know of my deep-seated hatred for 3D, so it comes as a great relief to me to find out that The Hobbit
will NOT be shot in 3D after earlier suggestions it might be.
"Guillermo wants to shoot in 35mm, old-fashioned film," Jackson said, "which suits me, because he wants to keep it in the same space as the original trilogy".
However Jackson followed up to say he was a fan of 3D believing it "only adds to the experience". His only complaint about it was
"the image being a little dull...It does feel like you're looking at the movie with sunglasses on. But literally, that could just be about getting brighter bulbs in the projectors."
All I can say is that i'm glad this technology wasn't around and popular before he made Lord of The Rings