HOBBITS TRUMP SUPERHEROES SAYS SIR PETER JACKSON
[Photo Matt Sayles AP].
SAN DIEGO — Sir Peter Jackson does not expect he’ll ever get into the superhero business.
The filmmaker behind The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming prelude The Hobbit said superheroes may rule in Hollywood, but he has no interest in doing a comic-book adaptation himself.
“I’ve never actually read a comic in my life,” Jackson confided in an interview at last week’s Comic-Con, the fan convention where he previewed footage of his two-part take on The Hobbit. “That’s a lie. I did read The Walking Dead in the last year or two, which I thoroughly enjoyed. But I’ve never read a superhero comic. I’ve literally never turned a single page of a single superhero comic.”
But Jackson said “all the really great independent cinema has gone to TV now,” with such sharp, brave dramas as Breaking Bad.
Spielberg and Jackson have not decided what to do with Tintin after the second movie.
He’s such a humble hobbit superhero is Windy Wellington’s PJ.
More at The Chronicle Herald.Ca.
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