Guillermo del Toro Confirms Talks for Hobbit 3D

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After previously debunking rumors that The Hobbit is going to be in 3D, director Guillermo del Toro is now telling us that the powers that be have spoken and they want the movie to go the currently in-vogue stereoscopic route.

As per usual – although usually he’s debunking out of control rumors not confirming them – del Toro posted this news on TheOneRing.net. It’s a short (and sweet?) message where he states that talks have taken place about The Hobbit being in 3D. I’ll just let del Toro do the talking – here’s exactly what he posted:

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.

Cheers

GDT

Of course del Toro makes a point to say that we shouldn’t read too much into it basically telling us not to go off proclaiming that The Hobbit definitely WILL end up being in 3D. But nonetheless, this confirms that the studio is talking about it and frankly I’m disappointed.

I don’t want to harp on about what I don’t like about 3D movies (one more time: I hate it when it’s used as a superficial gimmick), so I’ll just say I would much rather The Hobbit be in 2D to go hand-in-hand with its counterpart, the Lord of the Rings trilogy. As del Toro says, because Avatar was such a monumental success ($2.4 billion and counting!), talks of The Hobbit being in 3D were pretty much inevitable.

Having said that, if they shoot in 3D  from the start (the ‘proper way’) instead of going the Clash of the Titans route and converting it to 3D in post-production; if they can use the technology to immerse us in the world of The Hobbit then it could work out well. It worked for Avatar (at least most folks think so) and planet Pandora, so why not Middle Earth?

 

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Could The Hobbit in 3D replicate Avatar's success?

But I guess those are just words of a 3D skeptic trying to look at the bright side of life icon razz Guillermo del Toro Confirms Talks for Hobbit 3D . What do YOU think: Do you like the idea of The Hobbit being in 3D? Or should they keep it in 2D like the LOTR trilogy? Let us know in the comments below.

Screen Rant will keep you posted as to whether these 3D Hobbit talks actually amount to anything or not. Remember: a 3D Hobbit is not yet set in stone.

The possibility of delays aside, The Hobbit Part 1 is set to hit theaters in December, 2011, with Part 2 following a year later in December, 2012.

Source: TheOneRing.net

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  1. 2D would probably be my first choice as well, but like you said as long as it is done from the beginning, properly, I would probably see it in 3D for my first screening of each part. I certainly think it could add to the experience, I just have to get used to wearing those silly glasses.

    The advantage The Hobbit will have over Avatar if they go 3D is that it will have both a well fleshed out story AND amazing looking 3D. That is not to say that I did not love Avatar, but in terms of character development and complexity of plot line it was a little weak.

    As a Tolkien nut though I am somewhat biased.

  2. why does everything have to be 3-D? Lord of the Rings did just fine the way it was, dangit. Lets not take another foray into that beautiful realm and turn into a gimmick flick please.

  3. this is startin to get old hollywood. Just bc a movie like AVATAR is a huge success and makes boat loads of money they think they can just replicate it in some way and they will make 2.4 billion just like that. 3D in middle earth no way that would make the story feel more modern than 2 thousand years ago. I just hope there are 2 versions like with clash of the titans 2d and 3d.

  4. I'd only be in support of this if having The Hobbit be in 3D was the plan from the get-go like with Avatar and Alice In Wonderland. Seeing as it HASN'T, though . . . I hope it doesn't happen. If they didn't plan for it to be 3D, don't force it. My two-cents, but I doubt it'll happen if del Toro and Jackson have anything to say about it.

  5. I don't want it to be in 3D. If Jackson wanted it in 3D, then I'd think maybe, but if it's just about what the studio wants then it's nothing but gimmick and money! I will be annoyed if that happens, but not enough to not see it. It's the hobbit for goodness sake.

  6. I believe that there will be, I am pretty sure they have 2D versions for all of them, at least in bigger theaters.

  7. Though I am still in the 2D camp, the only thing that they would need to do differently (I think) is shoot with the special 3D camera setup. I don't think this would mean any pre-production overhaul.

    I might be wrong though, so if someone knows for certain……

  8. I don't know, it's not as though Del Toro couldn't handle it. Movies like Saw or Resident Evil going the 3d route is an obvious mistake; the people behind those films can barely make a 2d flick worth watching. But in the hands of someone as talented as Del Toro, I hardly doubt it would be just a gimmick.

  9. I don't want it to be in 3D. If Jackson wanted it in 3D, then I'd think maybe, but if it's just about what the studio wants then it's nothing but gimmick and money! I will be annoyed if that happens, but not enough to not see it. It's the hobbit for goodness sake.

  10. I believe that there will be, I am pretty sure they have 2D versions for all of them, at least in bigger theaters.

  11. Though I am still in the 2D camp, the only thing that they would need to do differently (I think) is shoot with the special 3D camera setup. I don't think this would mean any pre-production overhaul.

    I might be wrong though, so if someone knows for certain……

  12. I don't know, it's not as though Del Toro couldn't handle it. Movies like Saw or Resident Evil going the 3d route is an obvious mistake; the people behind those films can barely make a 2d flick worth watching. But in the hands of someone as talented as Del Toro, I hardly doubt it would be just a gimmick.

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