These Days, Peter Jackson Enjoying Video Games More Than Movies

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With The Lovely Bones out in theaters, filmmaker Peter Jackson might seems like his schedule has opened up. Not so, the director will be acting as producer on Steven Spielberg Tintin movie. There's there The Hobbit. Video games, too.

Jackson has been spending his free time playing through Modern Warfare 2. "I'm enjoying these games more than I am enjoying films at the moment," the director told Ain't It Cool News.

"And they are using a lot of the film techniques now, especially the cinematic areas or those little movie things," he continued. "They are starting to really blend them in and you get the feeling that you are watching substantial bits of prerecorded animation which is still great, though, because they are dynamic and done well." Jackson noted that these scenes didn't seem to be very well done "in the old days", but now there are game designers who know what they are doing.


Currently, Jackson is "kind of" involved with the Tintin game Ubisoft is releasing. He's also lending his expertise to The Hobbit game as well. Jackson was previously involved with a new Halo title. But when the Halo film fell apart, he pulled out of the project.

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Ironically enough, lately I've gotten bored with games and gone back to more traditional mediums: novels, movies and graphic novels.

I just ordered Hellblazer: Original Sin, Hellblazer: The Devil You Know as well as Swamp Thing as a place to kick start my old habit again. I've been steadily working through Pratchett and Pynchon. I just watched Eraserhead this past weekend. I have a huge backlog of games to work through but I have no idea where to start (I've bought nearly every big release these last two years, but haven't had the time to play and now that I do I don't have the interest to)

I've been quite bored lately, anything else you guys would recommend I pick up? Games, novels or otherwise?

I should have probably posted this in Tay, but this seemed kinda fitting.