Way back in the spring, just ahead of starting production on Days of Future Past, Bryan Singer told me, directly and openly, that they'd be shooting in 3D but at the typical 24fps...
There were a few sticking points...
Per capita, we're definitely doing better than the US here. Lots of cities to choose from.
Britain is getting the bum end of the Hobbit stick.
Tickets on sale today.
Where to see Peter Jackson's cutting edge picture the way he intended.
There's nothing scary about December Thursday 13th.
When digital 3D was rolled out wide across the multiplexes, it came with a surcharge. This, we were told, was to subsidise the expense of the equipment to make the projection possible. Okay… and since Avatar paid for that several times over, why are we still paying? It was assumed that the 48FPS presentation of […]
A kind of sentimentality is getting in the way again.
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit is at the cutting edge of a certain kind of film making technology and will bring the extraordinary new look and feel of 48fps feature films to a very wide audience. After showing off some scenes from the film at Vegas, however, Jackson saw many journalists and bloggers tear into his […]
Looks like there's rain on the way, Hobbiton. Better get your socks and knickers in off the line. Here's the Comic-Con poster for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The film will be part of Warner Bros.' panel next weekend and I hope there's going to be some footage to enjoy. And I hope […]
For the couple of minutes you spend watching the first trailer for The Hobbit, you might feel like a long, long wait is over… …shortly afterwards, you may remember that a long, long wait still lies ahead as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is almost a year away. And the second film in the series, […]
One year from today, the first in Peter Jackson's pair of Hobbit films will finally be playing in cinemas. Another way to look at that is: crikey, Jackson, you're not going to sleep much for the next twelve months. On the upside, though, maybe you'll get a bit of kip between films one and two, […]
I'd say the two biggest cheerleaders for 3D are Ridley Scott and Peter Jackson*, both of which have said before that they never want to make another film in 2D. In his latest videoblog, Jackson says that he'd also have shot his Lord of the Rings film in 3D if he had the option. Big […]
Busy day tomorrow, with an early start. This means I'm going to be keeping this installment of Rushes pretty darn short, and most of the stories will be deferred, redirected into tomorrow's installment. I've decided to run with just three stories tonight, all of them linked by a common thread. See if you can work […]
Peter Jackson has selected Andy Serkis to shoot second unit footage, including both performance capture and live action material, for The Hobbit. When we say second unit, we might mean third, or fourth. Or fifth. Or probably anything up to nine or so. Like The Lord of the Rings before it, The Hobbit is an […]