The Hobbit 48 FPS will be available in select theaters onlyPosted 10:34 am on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
For those of you excited to watch The Hobbit the way director Peter Jackson intended, prepare to be disappointed. News has surfaced that the 48 FPS version of The Hobbit will be available in select theaters only. You want to hear more bad news? It’s possible that not all major cities will have it.
There’s also new updates to how the high-frame-rate (HFR) version tested. Attendees had mixed reactions when they saw it for the first time at CinemaCon. Now people who have seen most of the movie have commented that it looks a lot better, thanks to the post-production work.
Warner Bros. plans to feed on the reaction of the initial run of the film in HFR. Once it becomes more popular, the company will roll more of them out. Right now no theaters are currently ready to project HFR films. There are some projectors that just need a software upgrade, which will be released in September.
Odds are likely that the Los Angeles and New York area will have projectors ready for The Hobbit in 48 FPS in 3D once it hits theaters on December 14, 2012.
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.