M.I.T.N.G. cannot call ourselves a fanboy site without giving our due to the upcoming December 14, 2012 Release of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first in what has now become known to be a new trilogy. According to Seth Jones’ article at Spinoff Online, Jackson is using 65mm cameras which shoot at a rate of 48 frames per second compared to the last series which shot at 24. You thought the last films were brilliant in scope and cinematography, well, I guess we just have to keep twiddling our thumbs in anxious meditation for our minds to be blown by this one. Here is what Jackson had to say about it.
“We have to provide a theatrical experience to bring audiences back to the cinemas,” he said. “We’re at an age where there’s dwindling attendance, particularly among younger people. We have to look to the technology we have to make this cinematic experience more spectacular, more immersive. Forty-eight frames per second has the potential to be quite important for the film industry.”
“I now finally get to shoot my 65mm-quality film,” Jackson said with a smile.
I have a smile on my face now, too.