The Great Del Toro has spoken!!
I think one of the designs I’m the proudest of is Smaug. Obviously he took the longest.
It’s actually still active: we’re finishing his colour palette and a little bit of the texture. But the bulk of the design took about a year, solid. It’s because of the unique features of the dragon.
Early in production I came up with a very strong idea that would separate Smaug from every other dragon ever made. The problem was implementing that idea. But I think we’ve nailed it.
What could that be? Scottish accent? Who gives a shit,who gives a fuck. Smaugs done! Lets get this movie on the road all ready! Sir Ian Mckellan is latched back on as Gandalf, lets get everyone back!…Too bad though about Peter Jackson, even though Guillermo is a terrific Hobbit substitute, I do fear much for this film secretly in the depths of my soul..Lets get some screen shots of Smaug up and I may recant that…