The Hobbit Films to Shoot for 370 Days

ON has posted a transcript of Hellboy II: The Golden Army director Guillermo del Toro’s recent chat on BD Live, concentrating on the questions asked about the two “Hobbit” films. Here’s a few:

Q:There any professionals who worked with you on Hellboy II that will be joining you on the Hobbit?
A:Hopefully Mignola, Barlowe, Spectral Motion, Guillermo Navarro and others…

Q:Will there be any cool creatures in Hobbit like Hellboy 2?
A:many many more and we will be pushing the goblin kindgom. we will be pushing smaug, the spiders of mirkwood. we will be pushing them to the edge of technology where we will fuse animatronics and cgi into a seamless new art form in creating creatures, i think.

Q:When does filming for The Hobbit begin?
A:it will begin in 2010 and we will shoot for about 370 days or so…

New Line/Warner Bros. is planning a December, 2011 release for The Hobbit and a December, 2012 release for its sequel.