Readers of this site, if not the known cinema universe, know that Peter Jackson‘s two-part adaptation of “The Hobbit,” has been filming at a technology-bending, 48 frame-per-second rate. But behind the appreciation of improving the cinematic experience, the question has lingered: Will anybody actually be able to see it at 48fps? Will it improve the 3D experience for viewers? Currently, no theater can show the film as it is being shot. The Hollywood Reporter writes that between now and December, a big change will take place. (Just a hunch, but the movie title will get fixed soon.)
The story begins:
Headline: Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ Should Hit Theaters at 48-Per-Second Frame Rate
After Jackson and James Cameron championed higher frame rates as a solution to exhibition problems, projection manufacturers are working to support the move in time for the movie’s December 14, 2012 release date. The cinema technology industry is working to give moviegoers the opportunity to see “The Hobbit: An Unfinished Journey” in 3D projected at 48 frames per second when it hits theaters in December.
Read the whole story right here.