The Hobbit in 3D…No, Thank You

There’s worrying news coming out of Middle Earth today as Guillermo `del Toro’s two-part adaptation of The Hobbit may, just may, be the latest feature to make us don those nerdy glasses and enter the third dimension. Del Toro posted the following on LOTR fan-site theonering.net: “I wouldn’t read much on it just yet, but now, after all this time, after AVATAR doing the Box Office it did, we have had enquires from above about The Hobbit being in 3-D. No impositions or heavy leaning. Just enquires. Just fulfilling my promise to let you all know if discussions ever started. Cheers, GDT.”

Now obviously that’s far from iron-clad with the Mexican director merely indicating that 3-D is now a possibility for the prequel, but it’s a possibility nonetheless. I can’t stress how terrible an idea this would be. The Hobbit’s aesthetic is not one that seems initially condusive with the format and in fact would probably really jar with the world of Middle Earth. Not to mention that we’re all hoping that The Hobbit will be similar in tone and appearance to Peter Jackson’s trilogy (albeit with Guillermo’s spin), adding the extra dimension would make the films incongruos with those that have gone before. But hey, money talks and it’s obvious why this would make sense for the studio. Jackson and Del Toroare no mugs though and will only make the decision if they think it benefits their films…let’s hope they keep a clear head.

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