October 1, 2012
You just have to lose your s–t on a carpeted floor, in a place that looks a little bit like a mundane government building,” he says about donning the motion-capture outfit. “It was just me as well, with four static cameras and all the sensors. Then the boys at Weta work their magic Its very freeing, once you put the suit on and the sensors. Ive never felt less encumbered, actually. And you have to be. You have to be free.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will hit the big screen on December 14th of this year, but the main focus of Smaug will be the second chapter, appropriately subtitled The Desolation of Smaug. For that one, fans will have to wait a full year until December 13, 2013.
I think my eye will open at the end of the first film,” says the actor, “and then youll get the rest of me in the second.
The final film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again will follow on July 18, 2014.
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