Del Toro update on The Hobbit
One of the busiest men in Hollywood, Guillermo del Toro, is currently writing both Hobbit films. He has given an update on where they are.
He talks about when they will start the casting process, and also what creatures we can expect to see.
Guillermo del Toro is busy writing both Hobbit films. But he has taken time out to give an update on what's going on. First up he has reiterated that no casting will take place until after the script has finished.
Literally, like every week, what you discover writing the two movies, writing the two stories, it changes. So, every week there's a discovery, and anything we say this week would be contradicted next week. Certainly that would be true in casting. Why create hopes or why create expectations if down the line you're going to go, 'You know what? That was not a good idea.'
At least we won't have loads of casting rumours for a while yet. del Toro also told Coming Soon that there are new creatures to be explored in the next two films. And he plans on using techniques used in Hellboy II.
We want to do a muscle-driven, radio-controlled suits for a couple of things. I already started that with Wink in 'Hellboy II.' Wink was pushed as far as we could within the time limits and the budget limits of the movie and we're going to take what we learned and apply it.
For The Hobbit though he is concentrating on Smaug, and sounds excited about what they have planned.
Smaug is the creature in 'The Hobbit.' The way Tolkien wrote it, already, is magnificent. It's already a fantastic character. So, obviously, dragons, you ask every person what their best favorite dragon is, they will give you a different answer. In my mind, what we're going to attempt on the design of this creature and the creation of this creature needs to push the envelope beyond anything you've ever seen on that kind of creature.
There is some stuff that has been done with dragons that I find... there are very few landmarks created for me. One of the best and one of the strongest landmarks that almost nobody can overcome is 'Dragonslayer.' The design of the Vermithrax Pejorative is perhaps one of the most perfect creature designs ever made. So, what you have to be careful is not to try to be distinctive just to be distinctive, but Smaug has certain characteristics that make him unique already. I am bursting at the seams about spilling the beans, but I won't because I would be shot
Is this sounding good to you Hobbit fans?