Friday, December 16, 2011

Dec. 16, 2011 News

LEGO Lands ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’

Click on the title to read more. Even if I'm 15, I'd totally buy this! :P

Hobbit SFX Supervisor Joe Letteri Talks Gollum to MovieWeb

MovieWeb has had a chance to discuss ‘The Hobbit‘ with senior effects supervisor Joe Letteri. In the article, Mr. Letteri talks about working with Andy Serkis on ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and how technology has advanced since we last saw Gollum on the big screen. Specifically, he discusses how the film-makers can now capture Andy’s performance on set or on location, without a follow-up motion capture stage performance. Check out the full article at [Read on]

Stephen Fry Talks “Cowardly, Greedy” Master of Laketown has just this morning put up a video interview with Stephen Fry discussing his role as theMaster of Laketown in The Hobbit.
Besides descriptions of the look of the Master, there’s also mention of Bard the Bowman being a horserider, and hints to the design of Laketown itself, a “smelly city that’s on stilts in the lake below the mountain whereSmaug the Dragon lives”.
We wonder if the geography has been changed for dramatic effect. What do you make of that!?
Watch the video HERE.
By the way, our message board members are discussing this video even as you watch it. Feel free to join in!


Arda said...

I have been waiting and hoping sooooo long (I thought in vain) for LotR legos!!! This made my morning!

Alyianna said...

I'm glad I could do that! :)