UPDATE Peter and his colleagues have informed us that this report is FALSE. This equipment will not be utilized in the filming of The Hobbit. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
The fantasy world of Middle-earth was brought to life through the vision, art, and sound design of Peter Jackson. With the help of hundreds of artists from all over the world, he created one of the most popular movie franchises of all time: The Lord of the Rings series.
Recently, a report came out saying that Peter Jackson used drone technology to capture some scenes for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The report also said that Warner Bros. was planning on using this technology in future projects. Of course, we can't verify these claims but it got us wondering: Did Lord of the Rings use drones?
In Middle-earth, many dangerous creatures exist that require a human fighter to take them down. Drones make sense technology-wise since they can cover a lot of ground quickly and don't need to be fed or rested like humans do. Also, they are easy to program so they can perform certain tasks without getting caught by enemies.
Guillermo del Toro was hired in 2008 to helm The Hobbit, but he quit after two years of preproduction. Here's why Peter Jackson was forced to step in. Unfortunately, the rights to Tolkien's narrative stymied any preparations for more than a decade, during which time Peter Jackson created the massively popular The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
When they finally got the go-ahead to start production, Jackson brought in Guillermo del Toro as a creative consultant. He was given access to all information regarding the films, and had free rein over visual development. Some people think it's strange that a movie not being made yet would need a creative consultant, but del Toro is a famous artist who can give valuable input into things such as set design and creature creation.
He also has a book published in 2011 called The Art of Storytelling in Film, which features interviews with other filmmakers as well as writers on storytelling. The chapter on del Toro is written by film critic Chris Petit, who also did an interview with him for our site.
Here are some of his comments from the article: "I love The Hobbit... I would have done it justice." When asked if he would want to direct one of the sequels, he said no, because he wants to try something new. He went on to say that he'd be interested in helping out with special effects though.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a prologue to Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, which most people who rush to see The Hobbit will have previously watched. Thus, many aspects that worked in The Hobbit work here too.
However, there are also differences. For example, The Hobbit takes place in an entirely different world with different characters and situations. Therefore, some things that happen in it cannot be expected from later events in the trilogy.
Furthermore, there are similarities between The Hobbit and some of Jackson's other films such as Heavenly Creatures and The Frighteningly Famous Jumper Character. These connections are not exact parallels but they do share similar themes and ideas that probably came from common sources.
In conclusion, although The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set in Middle-earth and includes many elements from Tolkien's books, it is a completely separate story that has no direct connection to them.
Props from the Lord of the Rings trilogy will be auctioned off. Fans will be able to bid on artifacts such as Hobbit feet, artificial ears, and movie weaponry. Memorabilia from the Peter Jackson-directed movie will begin on sale in California on December 5. The auction is being held by Julien's Auctions and will include items that were used during filming but not seen on screen.
Items that will be sold at auction include a sword owned by Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), a bow used by Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and a shield that was used by Gandalf (Ian McKellen). Other merchandise that will be for sale includes a Hobbit house built for the movies, costumes worn by some of the actors, and set designs. The auction also includes a one-of-a-kind miniature that was used during shooting; it is about 2 inches (5 cm) high.
The three Lord of the Rings films have earned more than $1 billion worldwide at the box office. They are based on the novels Le Domaine des anges by J.R.R. Tolkien. The books follow the adventures of a young hobbit named Bilbo Baggins as he travels with a group of dwarves and elves against the evil lord Sauron. The movies have been very popular with fans and critics alike, earning several awards along the way.