The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies director Peter Jackson released some concept art (and an awesome battle plan) to Entertainment Weekly, offering a first look at the massive clash at the heart of the movie.
“There’s a lot of logistics that have to be thought through,” Jackson told them. “We have dwarves and men and elves and orcs, all with different cultures, with different weapons, and different shields and patterns and tactics.
“Before we could loose the first arrow, we had to design the landscape itself and figure out, ‘Okay, if we have 10,000 orcs, how much room are they going to take up?’‘Are they going to fill up the valley or look like a speck?’ Then we could start drawing the arrows on the schematics.
“We have a rule that we’re not allowed to go more than two or three shots of anonymous people fighting without cutting back to our principal characters. Otherwise the audience just ends up with battle fatigue.”
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