"This was quite evident early on that this was something, personally special to me, very special," says Pitt. "I love this film." Pitt also praises director Steve McQueen for his unique way of film making and getting the movie shot in just over thirty days.
In a statement, the advocacy group calls on director Peter Jackson to use computer-generated models instead of live animals: "He is the CGI master and has the ability to make the animals and other interesting creatures in his movies 100 percent CGI." READ MORE
Peter Jackson's spokesperson acknowledges that horses, goats, chickens and one sheep died at the farm near Wellington, New Zealand, where about 150 animals were housed for the trilogy -- but says some of the deaths were from natural causes. READ MORE