. . . and it is this:
Well, not this per se, but the film that DreamWorks is making based on the book. I just saw a couple of sequences, and what I saw was simply the best CG feature animation I’ve ever seen. And by that I don’t mean just the animation, but everything about the film.
I’ve used the cover of the book because there isn’t anything out there that remotely shows what the film really looks like. Dean De Blois and Chris Saunders writing and directing. Roger Deakins consulting on cinematography. Nico Marlet’s designs. Simon Otto obsessively supervising the animation. An experienced, talented crew hitting on all cylinders.
I don’t want to see anything else about the movie till it opens, and I’m going to try to forget what I already saw, to maximize my experience on March 26. Prepare to be amazed.