Tuesday, December 22, 2009

PETER JACKSON DEVELOPING "MORTAL ENGINES" SAGA?

The latest gossip coming from New Zealand says that director Peter Jackson is secretly developing the movie based on the fantasy novel series "Mortal Engines" written by Phillip Reeve. The adaptation of the first book in the series is apparently underway, with Jackson's "Weta" already making the designs for the film which basically follows the story about a series of moving cities. It seems that Jackson has had the movie rights to the novel for some time.
All the books in "Mortal Engines" saga cover nearly twenty years in the history of the Traction Era, a far-future age when cities move about hunting smaller mobile towns and dismantling those they catch for their raw materials. Airships ply the skies, amphibious limpet-submarines lurk in the oceans, and dangerous bits of technology left over from a long-ago war lie waiting to be discovered and put to use in the looming conflict between the cities and their anti-tractionist enemies.
Phillip Reeve has also written another fantasy book "LarkLight" which we wrote about some time ago as the $200 million movie project given to amazing Shekhar Kapur to direct.

4 comments:

  1. I must be in the dark because I have never heard of this saga.

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  2. don't be surprised lady Avalon, there are so many fantasy novels and sagas out there these days that even I haven't heard about this one until recently :) and you know I work in a publishing house :)

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  3. I imagine the series would provide Jackson opportunity to deliver plenty of groundbreaking visuals that could rival the remarkable universe of James Cameron’s Avatar.

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  4. Yep, I think Peter should return to the only thing he knows how to do best - making fantasy epics.

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