Reports have surfaced from New Zealand that indicate Peter Jackson is already hard at work on his next feature film, an adaptation of the Mortal Engines Quartet. As reported by the Dominion Post, both Jackson and Weta Workshop have already started planning this fantasy film. So far, there’s no word from Jackson’s Wingnut Films to refute these claims, nor to confirm them either.
Mortal Engines (known as The Hungry City Chronicles in the US) is a fantasy series written by Philip Reeve. Set in a steampunk universe, the first novel centres on an assassination attempt within the Historians Guild. From here on in young apprentice Tom Natsworthy gets swept up in an action-filled adventure. Mortal Engines’ further instalments are Predator’s Gold, Infernal Devices, A Darkling Plain and the prequel Fever Crumb. So plenty of room for a fantasy franchise here.
More news will be brought on this project in the near future.