Saturday, October 2, 2010

... and then we get to the bad news.

So.. now its being reported by the L.A. Times that the Hobbit is perhaps only days from being green lit, that all the kerfluffle's with the actors unions, the Tolkien estate and everyone else in the the world are close to being sorted. If this is true, it would allow the movie to go into production on schedule in January, and still make its projected December 2012 release date.

However, the New York Times, as usual, brings the bad news.. and is reporting that it will more than likely be shot in 3D...

So I guess that means no Midnight show for me, since I'm officially refraining from spending my money on any movie shot in, or converted to 3D.



Brian Murphy said...

What the heck... do you have a link to that?

Yeah, I'm pretty much in the anti-3D column. While I'm not opposed to it in movies that are made for pure spectacle (i.e., Avatar), I'd prefer it kept out of serious films. The 3D films I've seen try to insert sequences to maximize the use of 3D at the expense of storytelling and continuity. Not to mention it took me a good 5-10 minutes to lose the feeling of nausea I experienced during Avatar.

Lagomorph Rex said...

well, this is rather embarrassing.. I've got a bunch of RSS stuff.. and this had come up.. all I saw was " New York Times: Hobbit to be in 3D " and sort of freaked out.

But its actually just a NYTimes Blog.

Lagomorph Rex said...

what I meant to say is, I've got TORN on RSS, and the headline came up " NY TIMES: HOBBIT TO BE IN 3D"