Today the last installment of The The Hobbit trilogy is released, and Peter Jackson, known mainly for The Lord of the Rings, is clear that virtual reality is going to shake the world and he plans to dedicate a year or two to a project related to this technology.
Speaking to Variety, the man who has brought Middle-earth to life on the big screen says that he no longer feels the need to launch another Hollywood blockbuster in the short term, and instead he is doing his homework with virtual reality.
“We are about to enter a major revolution in the entertainment world once this technology is really put into place.” He is not clear whether his project will be related to cinema or video games, but he is willing to devote a year or two to a work related to virtual reality.
We did not expect less from someone who has always backed by innovation, as when he surprised the world with the mixture of humor, gore, and zombies call Braindead more than 20 years ago, or after bring to the big screen with a success thundering a literary work of the scale of the Lord of The Rings, or more recently after promoting The Hobbit the format HFR in theaters, doubling the rate of frames per second at that Hollywood has been stalled for several decades, and that has earned him not a few criticisms. For now there are very few films that use it, but it is always necessary that someone take the first step, and his has made many movie theaters are prepared today for what will come in this format later.
We can’t wait to find out more details about Peter Jackson’s new work, now that his work with the work of J.R.R. Tolkien is over. But dreaming is free, and surely more than one would love if his virtual reality project was also related to the fascinating world of the Professor and Middle-earth.