…Yeah. I never actually finished the book that this is based off of, because the premise was, to me, ridiculously absurd. How absurd? Let me put it this way: what you’re about to watch is fairly accurate, in terms of the world and situation.
I mean, obviously “Peter Jackson Opens Up About His Personal Hobbit Friends In Beginnings Of Genius Marketing Campaign Or Full-On Mental Breakdown” is an Onion article and thus not real, but hey: it’s not like the man was being portrayed as being dangerous, or anything. Besides, isn’t Peter Jackson rolling in enough dough now that all of this would simply have been redefined as an amusing set of eccentricities, instead of schizophrenia?
Besides, the filming’s mostly done by now anyway.
But I’ll be damned if I can think of many leisure activities off of the top of my head that’s preferable to sitting down and watching the The Lord of the Rings trilogy for the first time*. Oh, there are a couple – but less than you’d think.
Anyway, here. Have ten and a half minutes of footage designed to make you drool over the upcoming Hobbit movie.
Oh baby, yeah. I’m in the wrong business.
*If you’ve never seen this in theaters… well. I’m sorry for you.
(Via Fark) Apparently, it takes a little bit more than the usual make-work projects to keep the people of WETA on their game, so they decided to go and make a functional prosthetic mermaid’s tail for a double amputee.
Just to keep their hand in, you understand. After all, it’s going to be two years before The Hobbit comes out.
PS: Second half of the video here, but language warning. They picked a fairly inappropriate song to use for it, in my opinion.