GUILLERMO DEL TORO Talks ‘THE HOBBIT’ In New InterviewNovember 5, 2009
New interview with PAN’S LABYRINTHE, HELLBOY, and upcoming THE HOBBIT director, GUILLERMO DEL TORO.
GUILLERMO DEL TORO on what source material is being used for the two The Hobbit movies:
“We are respecting the structure established by Professor Tolkien…
…but we will be integrating Gandalf’s comings and goings because he does disappear in the book quite often.
So, as opposed to the book, we see where he goes and what happens to him…”
On interpreting characters such as; the dragon Smaug, the Spiders of Mirkwood, the Wargs, and Beorn the bear-man:
“Smaug has beautiful lines of dialogue; the Great Goblin has beautiful lines of dialogue; many creatures do. So we had to design them with a different approach because you are not just designing things that are scary.”
On Smaug specifically:
“I think one of the designs I’m the proudest of is Smaug.
Early in production I came up with a very strong idea that would separate Smaug from every other dragon ever made. The problem was implementing that idea. But I think we’ve nailed it.”
Read the entire interview HERE.