It was announced last week that ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ writer and director, Guillermo del Toro would be helming the two-film prequels to Peter Jackson’s enormously successful ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. Now with that officially out of the way, del Toro is free to talk about the films and it seems that he has already been thinking about his approach.
When asked about his take on CG, he responded:
“I think green screen photography is exactly like CGI, it is a tool, I don’t think it should be overused. Things like ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ and ‘The Devil’s Backbone’ are incredibly dependent on location, we shot on location for more than half the time. Those locations can be enhanced by technology however, both digital and physical. What I would like to avoid is the recreation of the natural environments in CG, I don’t like doing that. The movie is essentially a journey movie, I think you need to use locations as much as possible.”
To read the full interview with del Toro and his beginning visions for the upcoming, ‘The Hobbit’ and its sequel, click here!