News for Mar. 24, 2006

Action Jackson

3/24/06, 4:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson, taking a vacation? Hard to imagine, but the director who bounced from one F/X-heavy project (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) to another (King Kong) recently spent some time tooling down the West Coast with his family. Still, it's no surprise the workhorse is already gearing up for two new projects: First, he'll co-write and direct an adaptation of Alice Sebold's best-selling novel The Lovely Bones, about a murdered girl who watches over her family from heaven; then he'll exec-produce Halo, a film version of the addictive Xbox game. We called Jackson in New Zealand to chat about those films, plus the King Kong DVD (due March 28). [More]