Now that his schedule has been freed up a bit thanks to “The Hobbit” trilogy being done and dusted, filmmaker Peter Jackson is the kind of director that both studios and fans would love for their tentpole features. These days, blockbusters don’t come bigger than comic book adaptations, so the inevitable question has to be asked – would Jackson ever direct one?
The man himself tells Moviefone that although he’s made his name on blockbusters, now that “The Hobbit” is over he intends to move away from that style of filmmaking for a while:
“I don’t really like the Hollywood blockbuster bandwagon that exists right now. The industry and the advent of all the technology, has kind of lost its way. It’s become very franchise driven and superhero driven.
I’ve never read a comic book in my life so I’m immediately at a disadvantage and I have no interest in that. So now it’s time for us to step back. We’re heading towards something of that scale.
So, yes, I’m not going to head off and do a Marvel film. So if I don’t do a Marvel film, I don’t have any other choice — I’ve got to go make a small New Zealand movie!”
Of course Jackson has been involved in a different kind of comic book adaptation, his and Spielberg’s adaptation of Herge’s “Tintin” graphic novels. Jackson has oddly not commented much on his plans for that film’s sequel, one of the few times he has recently was a quote to TribLive earlier this week in which he said:
“Every time you make a movie, it’s like going to film school, so if I make a ‘Tintin’ film next year or the year after, it will be a different movie to what I would have made before ‘The Hobbit’.”