Peter Jackson Revving His Mortal Engines
Now that Peter Jackson has put his Lovely Bones on display, the question beckons -- What's next for the visionary director? A return to true horror perhaps? Not just yet. It appears that Jackson is a bit more interested in hungry cities for the time being.
According to The Dominion Post Peter Jackson is secretly working to adapt the Mortal Engines fantasy novels for the screen. A spokesman for Jackson did not deny the project was on the books yesterday but said, "Any comment should come from Peter". Jackson, who is understood to have had the rights to the books for some time, was unavailable for comment.
The books, by Philip Reeve, are set in a post-apocalyptic world where cities have become giant vehicles and must consume each other to survive. Mortal Engines is the first book in the series and has won a Nestle Smarties Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2002 Whitbread Award.
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