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Peter Jackson Producing Video Games
Wingnut Interactive goes live

28 September 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

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Peter Jackson is getting heavily involved with Microsoft and the Xbox. He’s joining forces with the technological giant to create a new business, Wingnut Interactive.

The company’s first gig will relate to a project Jackson and co are already quite invested in - no, they’re not making an all-action Xbox game out of The Lovely Bones. Jackson will write and produce a spin-off from the Halo movie he’s involved in, scribbling the script alongside regular cohorts Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.

"The basic idea is to create a kind of interactive entertainment that's not games as we know it," explained Jackson’s manager Ken Kamins in a statement. "Microsoft and Wingnut are going to attempt to figure out how to articulate that together."

Microsoft are coughing up the cash for both the Halo project and one other commissioned idea that has yet to be announced. So much for the Bill & Melinda Gates charity foundation helping cure cancer, then. Just kidding Bill. Please don’t have us hunted down by Microsoft Terminators.

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RE: Peter Jackson
Hes writing the script for halo so it should be good then but if its 3 houres long im going to have to take a empty bottle in with me. More

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L: vitalstatistix Peter Jackson quoted on the BBC website: 'I'm getting a little bored with films'. Is this the end of an obsession for Empire? sp; Maybe he's firing the first shot before the backlash after lord of the rings. King Kong dodged a proper grilling because it was a remake of a classic movie which would be sacrilige, in some peoples eyes, to slate.   I think the guy should do another horror, be it a Braindead or a Frighteners. He's adapted books and done a remake, m More

Posted by Sutty at 18:58 on 28 September 2006 | Report This Post

an all-action Xbox game out of The Lovely Bones- hahah Just kidding Bill. Please don’t have us hunted down by Microsoft Terminators.- f*ckin genius this & the bit on wes craven interest immensely More

Posted by dan8210 at 16:36 on 28 September 2006 | Report This Post

He really is the new Spielberg: I think he had a VG deal too. More

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