Tag: The Hobbit

Viggo Mortensen Says Shooting The “LOTR” Trilogy Was Messy

May 18, 20140 Comments

Actor Viggo Mortensen, who played Aragorn, chatted with The Telegraph and expressed his true feelings towards Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. According to him, shooting the trilogy was a mess and relied too much on CGI. Mortensen says Jackson and producers “were in a lot of trouble” before the first film proved to […]

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The Virtual Cinematography Of “The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug”

April 20, 20140 Comments

Check out this behind-the-scenes video from Weta Digital to see how they used virtual cinematography for their computer generated shots and sequences including the barrel escape scene. Weta Digital’s ‘real-world’ approach to virtual lighting and camera work helped sculpt the story of their incredible journey through Middle-earth. From initial previsualization to the final shot, see how […]

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Earthquake Near Wellington Airport Brings Down Eagle From “The Hobbit”

January 20, 20140 Comments

Wellington, New Zealand was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that brought down a one ton eagle from the airport’s ceiling. Home to Peter Jackson and his special effects house Weta Workshop, Wellington’s central city sits on a major fault line surrounded by several others and is therefore prone to earthquakes. The eagles, built by […]

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New TV Spot For “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug”

December 10, 2013

Here is a brand new TV spot for THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG featuring new footage. Catch it in theaters on December 13th. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an […]

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15 Minutes Of Behind-The-Scenes Footage From “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug”

December 5, 2013

Check out 15 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG hitting theaters December 13th. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim […]

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Latest “The Simpsons” Couch Gag Spoofs “The Hobbit”

October 31, 2013

Man, The Simpsons sure are going all out with their couch gags lately. First was the amazing couch gag directed by Guillermo de Toro for their annual Halloween episode and now this one inspired by The Hobbit. The next episode is set to air this Sunday night (November 3rd) and is titled “Four Regrettings and […]

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New “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug” Trailer

October 1, 2013

Warner Bros. released the second trailer for THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, which hits theaters on December 13th. Peter Jackson’s sequel is the second film in the new trilogy based on Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings prequel novel. Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, and Evangeline Lilly star. Benedict Cumberbatch voices the titular […]

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“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Extended Blu-Ray Edition

July 31, 2013

Peter Jackson just finished filming the third film in THE HOBBIT trilogy, and Warner Bros. has announced they will be releasing the extended version of An Unexpected Journey on Blu-Ray. As of right now, only in the U.S. The longer cut features an extra 12 minutes of previously unseen footage, and fans will be able to choose […]

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