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Peter Jackson Talks The Hobbit
And a planned ANZAC project

26 August 2010  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: The Dominion Post

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Oh Peter Jackson, how you tease. The New Zealand director has promised that he will have certainty about whether The Hobbit is going ahead "sometime soon" in an interview with New Zealand's Dominion Post. Yes, he's still optimistic that the legal knots can be combed out, saying that Warners was "making progress untangling the MGM situation", which can only be a good thing.

But that's not all he's planning: it sounds like his long hinted-at ANZAC project may be the next project on his plate. A huge fan of Gallipoli, Peter Weir's 1980s take on the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who fought in the Mediterranean in World War I, Jackson hopes to get his own take on the story of the disastrous Dardenelles campaign off the ground.

Jackson already directed a World War I short film in 2007 called Crossing The Line, presumably just to get a feel for trench warfare and the rest, but it appears that he's hoping to get an ANZAC movie going in time for the centenary of the campaign in 2015. That means he'll have to try to fit that in around a second planned Tintin movie, following the first in 2011, and The Hobbit if that comes together quickly. Annoyingly, it looks like Temeraire's still on the back burner, which is bad news for fans of Napoleon and dragons.


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RE: touch wood
Is it still planned as a 2 parter? More

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C'mon Peter - hurry up and do The Hobbit. His ANZAC project sounds interesting too. More

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L: Timon And what about the long delayed Jackson-produced Dambusters remake? I was looking forward to that. sp; Yeah, and Mortal Engines? Too many fingers in too many pies. He should just concentrate on one thing at a time and get those made. More

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