News for Feb. 23, 2006

Jackson embraces next-gen potential

2/23/06, 4:51 pm EST - Xoanon

After the critical and commercial success of Peter Jackson's King Kong videogame tie-in, with which the Oscar winning director had unprecedented involvement, the director has spoken of the vast potential offered by the next-generation of consoles. "I definitely see improved graphics and sound as continuously positive attributes for consideration among the Hollywood community," Jackson enthused in an interview with Yahoo. "Actors will look more 'life-like' in HD and the sound continues to get closer to the theatrical movie experience - this makes it easier to provide sound effects, artwork, and talent when you, as a filmmaker, know that the final game will be a strong representation of the film." [More]