THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY: Creating Rivendell & The Goblin Caverns

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY: Creating Rivendell & The Goblin Caverns

Premier visual effects company, Weta Digital, has uploaded two new videos that feature the creation of the goblin caverns and Rivendell for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The Hobbit is an upcoming two-part epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson. It is a film adaptation of the 1937 novel of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien and prequel to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings, returns as director of the film and also serves as producer and co-writer. The film will star Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Richard Armitage, known for playing Lucas North in the BBC drama series Spooks, as Thorin Oakenshield. Several actors from Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy will reprise their roles, including Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, and Orlando Bloom. Additionally, composer Howard Shore, who wrote the score for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, has confirmed his role in both parts of the film project. The two parts, entitled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, are being filmed back to back and are currently in production in New Zealand; principal photography began on March 21, 2011. They are scheduled to be released on December 14, 2012 and December 13, 2013, respectively.

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Tainted87 - 2/20/2013, 8:45 AM
Scrotum Beard!
I too can appreciate the work they put into every design, especially as a fellow artist and sculptor.

That said, the Goblin Caverns was probably the worst part of the movie, with a complete disregard for gravity - as you can see in the beginning of the video. How can anyone survive these falls, much less get back up like nothing happened? It REALLY took the audience out of the movie, out of the action, out of the money shots.
BlueMex - 2/20/2013, 8:54 AM
last time i checked i didnt watch a movie based on realism!
gravity? survive these falls? Its a fantasy movie! It didnt take me out of the movie!
Tainted87 - 2/20/2013, 9:00 AM
If you say so.
CorronZenith30 - 2/20/2013, 9:48 PM

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