Air New Zealand today revealed Peter Jackson’s theatrical interpretation of the mythical Dragon Smaug to the world, ten days ahead of the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in theaters.
A Boeing 777-300 aircraft with the 54 metre (177 feet) long Dragon emblazoned on both sides was unveiled in Auckland this morning, making Kiwis the first in the world to see the iconic Dragon in all his glory.
Weta Digital designed the graphic especially for Air New Zealand. “Capturing Smaug’s presence and the amazing detail in his design while accommodating the windows, doors and wing shape was quite a different experience for us,” said Visual Effects Supervisor Eric Saindon of Weta Digital. “It was great to see Smaug brought to life, and he appears even larger in the film!”
The aircraft is headed to Los Angeles, arriving just in time for the premiere on Monday, December 2.Read More
Warner Bros. has unveiled a few new treats for fans of The Hobbit this week. First up is this Cast Moments art…
They’ve also updated the Hobbit Wallpaper Generator app with a new tapestry image, which you can peep below.Read More
The countdown to the trailer continues with the release of these new images of Lee Pace as the Elvenking, Thranduil, Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman, Evangeline Lilly and Orlando Bloom as Tauriel and Legolas, and Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey. Enjoy.Read More