After spending six years working on the Hobbit trilogy, Peter Jackson took a well-deserved sabbatical. Two years have passed since the release of the last part of the franchise, and now the filmmaker is ready for new projects. According to the website Collider , one of them will be the screen version of Philip Reeve's novel Mortal Machines .|
With Fran Walsh and Phillip Boyens, Jackson will adapt the piece for large screens, but will not direct the production. This will be handled by Oscar winner Christian Rivers, Peter's longtime colleague and visual effects supervisor, for whom the upcoming film will be his directorial debut. Previously, Rivers collaborated with Jackson on many films, including Celestial Creatures, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and two parts of The Hobbit " .
The book Riva is the first in a series of fantastic steampunk novels, which should form the basis of an entire film series.The action of the post-apocalyptic "Mortal Machines" takes place in the distant future, where the cities of the Earth on giant wheels circle the planet in the struggle for constantly dwindling resources. The main characters of the story, teenagers Tom and Esther , are united by the fact that they certainly want to return aboard the moving metropolis of London ...
Jackson and Walsh will take over the production functions. Filming is scheduled for spring 2017 and will take place in New Zealand. As for the next directorial job Peter , the situation is rather vague. It was reported that the filmmaker, in company with Steven Spielberg, is working on some secret project, and also still intends to shoot a sequel to "The Adventures of Tintin."
The Topic of Article: Peter Jackson will board the mortal machine.