Peter Jackson May Have Pulled It Off (Again)

For years, we waited in fear while director Peter Jackson worked on The Lord of the Rings movies. Those who so loved the books were not convinced, especially given the early press, that any director could possibly bring them to screen in a manner that would please diehard fans.

But he did it. We abandoned our idolatrous worship of George Lucas, and erected a new god in his place: Peter Jackson.

Nichelle and I have just watched the trailer for the upcoming King Kong remake, directed by Jackson, and believe that he may have done the impossible again: Making a good remake, and making a good film out of the King Kong story.

2 Replies to “Peter Jackson May Have Pulled It Off (Again)”

  1. WOW! That looks GREAT! But my only problem with it is that I’m supposed to discover these things first and tell you about them, not the other way around! 🙁

  2. This is really good news for fans of Halo!

    Microsoft, film studios tap Jackson for ‘Halo’

    By Lisa Baertlein

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Oscar-winning creative team behind the “The Lord of the Rings” films, including director Peter Jackson, has been named to run the production of the upcoming film based on Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) blockbuster “Halo” video game, the company said on Tuesday.

    Jackson and his wife, Fran Walsh, will serve as the executive producers for “Halo,” which is targeted for worldwide release in mid-2007 by Universal Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox film studios.

    Universal will oversee the film’s production and domestic distribution. Fox will handle international distribution.

    “Halo” will be shot in Wellington, New Zealand, and will use Jackson’s production and post-production facilities there.

    “I’m a huge fan of the game and look forward to helping it come alive on the cinema screen,” Jackson said in a statement.

    The executive producers will collaborate with Universal, Fox and Microsoft’s Bungie Studios, which created the game.

    “Halo,” the best-selling franchise for Microsoft’s Xbox game console, follows the adventures of the futuristic super-soldier “Master Chief” as he battles an alien onslaught.

    Screenwriter and novelist Alex Garland wrote the original feature film adaptation of Halo. A director will be named in coming weeks, but the cast has yet to be announced.

    And there’s another article at 1Up: http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3144311

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