'Hobbit' Reel At Comic-Con Won't Be In 48 FPS

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For a movie as anticipated as Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit," a good amount of controversy arose after a presentation earlier this year at CinemaCon. Bloggers complained that the footage shown in 3-D at 48 frames per second made Middle-earth look like a bad soap opera.


It isn't hard to imagine that those specific complaints would upset Jackson, who has championed the new format, but the director has stood by the footage. But for "The Hobbit" presentation at Comic-Con, Jackson is presenting footage in run-of-the-mill 2-D and 24 frames per second.


The LA Times spoke with Jackson about the lead-up to the panel and what he hopes will come out of it.


Check it out after the jump!



Jackson told the LA Times he wants to put the focus of the panel squarely on the content of the footage and not the format.


"There is a huge audience waiting to see 'The Hobbit,' and any positive press from Comic-Con will truthfully have little impact on that," he said. "However, as we saw at CinemaCon earlier this year, with our 48 frames per second presentation, negative bloggers are the ones the mainstream press runs with and quotes from. I decided to screen the 'Hobbit' reel at Comic-Con in 2-D and 24 frames per second, so the focus stays firmly with the content and not the technical stuff. If people want 3-D and 48fps, that choice will be there for them in December."


While principal photography recently wrapped on "The Hobbit," Jackson suggested that he's not quite done with filming yet. "The material is so rich," he said. "In fact only this last week or two, we've been talking to the studio about allowing us to shoot some additional material next year, to fully complete the story."


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Tags Comic-Con, peter jackson, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey



Source : mtv.com

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