Today, Sir Peter Jackson revealed a special San Diego Comic-Con poster promoting his upcoming opus: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. That’s one happy dragon, isn’t it?
From Weta Digital, a video on the creation of Smaug:
Dragons are born in New Zealand. It’s true! Thanks to the talented artisans at Weta Workshop, these amazing creatures come to digital life with astonishing detail. Now, Weta has published a book that celebrates the creation of Smaug the Terrible, from Peter Jackson’s adaptation of Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Here’s a page in which Weta Digital […]
Videos have popped up on YouTube featuring a certain desolation-maker in the form of scales, fangs, and the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch: Smaug wakes Smaug threatens Bilbo Thorin vs Smaug
It’s a secret no longer. Today, December 1, 2013, Air New Zealand unveiled the likeness of the vile dragon adorning its Boeing 777-300. Yes, now you can fly the friendly skies with Smaug! For details, click here. To view a video of the plane-decoration–and listen to Sylvester McCoy’s narration–click here. Note that the newly-decorated plane […]
For the end credits music for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, writer-director Peter Jackson asked songwriter-singer Ed Sheeran to compose-sing “I See Fire.” Posted online November 6, 2013. Enjoy: And here is UK singer Alice Olivia‘s take on the music, published November 9, 2013: LYRICS: Oh, misty eye of the mountain below Keep careful […]
On October 19, 2013, The New Zealand Herald posted an interview with writer-director Peter Jackson discussing the music for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Yes, the notorious dragon has been given his own theme music, courtesy of Howard Shore and his All-Nurse Band the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Reporter Russell Baille describes the theme […]