Guillermo Del Toro said he didn’t want The Hobbit shot in 3D because he wanted his Middle Earth to match the one we already know from The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
With Peter Jackson now in the directors chair though it shouldn’t come as any surprise that it’s just been announced he will shoot both Hobbit movies in 3D.
PJ was full of praise for 3D last year and has already said he hopes to find the time to convert his LOTR trilogy sooner rather than later.
The good news is he will be using 30 of the latest (and apparently best) RED EPIC cameras for the job.
My only worry is that Peter Jackson isn’t exactly famous for releasing your standard 90 minute long movies. By the end of the 3D Avatar my eyes had had enough and that was under 3 hours long.
Jackson’s King Kong was just over 3 hours, The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers were 3 hours long while The Return of the King was 3 hours and 20 minutes.
Will you be watching the 3D or standard version of The Hobbit in 2012?