Jackson and Guillermo Hosting Fan Chat for The Hobbit!
by Alex Billington
May 15, 2008
Do you want to make sure Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro do a good job with The Hobbit? Now that all the contracts are signed and production on the two Hobbit films can finally begin, Jackson and del Toro have decided to open up the discussion with fans in a live chat. Next Saturday, May 24th, Weta will be hosting a live chat online with the two filmmakers where they will reveal the answers to 20 fan submitted question and take live questions for an hour. This is a brilliant idea and we'll definitely be covering this thoroughly. If you want to learn about how you can participate or submit a question, read on!
As Jackson mentions below in his invite, this is something he did previously right before he began work on Lord of the Rings. FS.net wasn't even a consideration in anyone's mind at the time, which is why I'm excited to follow this event this time. There is one big reason why Lord of the Rings was as phenomenal as it was - Peter Jackson listened to the fans. Now they're repeating that same idea from way back then and taking the opportunity to listen to the fans and see what sort of questions they have. I'm a huge Lord of the Rings fan myself and am incredibly excited to follow this chat and read all of the answers.
To participate: You can read Peter Jackson's invite (seen below) right here. To register and submit questions, visit this page: www.wetanz.com/party/register/. You must register in order to participate in the chat and/or to also submit early questions. Also listed on this page are the times in which the chat will take place: 4PM EST / 1PM PST. All additional information can be found on that site.
Hopefully we'll see all of you at the Unexpected Party in the chatroom next Saturday! And if you want to mention FirstShowing.net, you're more than welcome to do so! Does anyone have an good questions to ask Peter Jackson or Guillermo del Toro about The Hobbit?