Guillermo del Toro, director of "The Hobbit", talks to Coming Soon about the creatures that are going to be featured on the upcoming adventure-fantasy flick, about which he gushes, "We want to do a muscle-driven, radio-controlled suits for a couple of things." He goes on revealing, "I already started that with Wink in 'Hellboy II.' Wink was pushed as far as we could within the time limits and the budget limits of the movie and we're going to take what we learned and apply it."
Picking up dragon Smaug, the creature in "The Hobbit", as a reference, del Toro credits J. R. R. Tolkien for describing it "magnificently." "It's already a fantastic character. So, obviously, dragons, you ask every person what their best favorite dragon is, they will give you a different answer. In my mind, what we're going to attempt on the design of this creature and the creation of this creature needs to push the envelope beyond anything you've ever seen on that kind of creature," he argues.