The Hobbit to Shed New Light on the Race of Dwarves
04.02.10 by REELZ
Taking a break from discussions about new armor designs for the movie, effects supervisor Richard Taylor dropped a few hints about what to expect from The Hobbit in an interview with MTV. We are going to learn a lot more about the race of dwarves, he says.
The lovely thing about The Hobbit is that the race of the dwarves comes to the forefront in the story, and [we'll depict] the uniqueness of the collection of the dwarves, Taylor said. There's a journey through the story with Bilbo, and that's something that's incredibly exciting 7— that we're going to have a chance to feed and develop and watch them take on a much greater presence than the one dwarf named Gimli was able to in Lord of the Rings.
Gimli had an incredible presence, of course. But he was only one character. And it's fantastic to think that we're going to be able to develop the dwarves to such a higher degree ... the richness of their culture. The fact that through so many different dwarfs, you'll get to appreciate their cultural differences, where they come from, them as a people.
Taylor wraps up by confirming that filmmakers haven't actually started pre-production yet, but says he is really enjoying the creative space opened up by the (for now) leisurely pace of pre-pre-production.