Del Toro Says There's New Interest in Shooting Hobbit in 3D!
We knew it was going to happen. Well, maybe not until Avatar crossed the $1 billion mark did we know it was going to happen. For years (since 2007) there have been rumors that The Hobbit was going to go 3D, but Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson have both denied all the rumors, saying as recent as last August that "we are not talking about 3D, we are NOT writing the screenplay for 3D right now." But this is why I love Guillermo del Toro. Just as promised, del Toro has spoken up again (on TheOneRing.net forums) because discussions have officially started with the studio execs about potentially going 3D on The Hobbit.
I wouldn't read much on it just yet, but now, after all this time, after AVATAR doing the Box Office it did, we have had enquires from above about The Hobbit being in 3-D.
No impositions or heavy leaning. Just enquires. Just fulfilling my promise to let you all know if discussions ever started.
Above is del Toro's forum post. As he said, don't take this as news that The Hobbit will be in 3D, but it's a consideration, and it sounds like the studio wants their own $2 billion movie. We've talked about this exact idea so many times in the past that there's almost nothing new to say. However, now that we've seen Avatar, if del Toro uses the same technology and works with the same VFX crew that made that movie look so good in 3D, then maybe doing The Hobbit in 3D is a good idea after all. As long as they shoot with 3D cameras. That's probably something they're already considering doing. Do you want The Hobbit in 3D or not?