Hi everyone. I know that not everybody gets to Comic Con, so I thought I’d bring a little bit of Comic Con to you! Here’s some of what I saw in San Diego, and what those in Hall H got to see of The Hobbit!
Radagast, Beorn’s house, and the city of Dale sets!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey used approximately 5000 prothetic makeups, 20 liters of glue, 450 miles of Yak hair, all the Gold paint in Australasia, and over 2500 drawings. If it had been shot on 35 mm it would have used 22,817,520 feet of film.
“We made it! Shoot day 266 and the end of principal photography on The Hobbit. Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew for getting us this far, and to all of you for your support! Next stop, the cutting room. Oh, and Comic Con! Cheers, Peter J”
Yay, Pete! I can’t believe they’re done with principal photography! It’s such great news. I can’t believe it’s coming so soon now after such a long wait. I’m so excited. Wow.
There are real flowers planted in the front yards, real herbs drying from the eaves, and real vegetables growing in the gardens. Oh, it’s the most elaborate and beautifully immersive Production Design ever. That is if you can call creating a whole village and other world Production Design.