While the mainstream may know Peter Jackson from a series of small low-budget films like The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, horror fans know him from his very roots as a filmmaker when he was turning out fare like Bad Taste and Dead Alive. It was an amazing time to be a fan back then, and if all goes well, we may just be revisiting those glory days once more!
Slash Film quoted writer Stephen Fry’s recent conversation with British radio host Simon Mayo in which Fry, who just finished collaborating with Jackson on a recent project, told Mayo that the Academy Award-winning director is kicking around the idea of making a horror movie involving time-traveling Nazi zombies who are looking to stop the birth of Christ, called, appropriately enough, The Christ Must Die.
Jackson’s wife and co-writer, Fran Walsh, would of course be involved as well. Let’s file this one under rumor for now, but goddamn, this could be sweet! Hit the link above to read the full article.
*UPDATE*: As we rather expected, this was just some wishful thinking. EW.com traded emails with Jackson’s manager, Ken Kamins, who said, “It sounds like an April Fool’s joke. Peter and Fran are working diligently on The Hobbit for the foreseeable future.” Damn!
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