8. Guillermo isn’t afraid to make changes to stay faithful to the book...
Guillermo del Toro: “The Wargs will be different from the Hyena ones established in the Trilogy - they will be faithful to the creatures in the book and will be redesigned accordingly.”
9. ...but he wants to keep the worlds consistent.
Guillermo del Toro: “The world must feel like the same world. The aspect ratio, music, essential established costume and production design trademarks but I would love to bring a lot of new flavours to the table.
The Hobbit is, in essence, an overture to a massive Symphonic work so main themes are reprised but new modulations and new colours are introduced, thematically and texturally.”
Peter Jackson: “I love Guillermo's symphonic allusion. The "overture" can have a different flavour, a different texture, yet be a carefully crafted introduction to what's to follow. Film Two is perfect to dramatise the shift in Middle-earth that propells us into the dark days of LOTR. If LOTR is World War One, then the Hobbit is like an Edwardian adventure tale, set in the days before the world notices the looming storm clouds.”
Guillermo del Toro: “I normally use 1:85 but I thoroughly plan to respect Peter’s choice of format used in the Trilogy (2:35:1) but it is my intention, for now, to shoot this on film, not HD.”