Peter Jackson To Direct "Temeraire" Fantasy Series

Peter Jackson is eyeing his next fantasy series, optioning “Temeraire.” The historical fantasy series (“His Majesty’s Dragon,” “Throne of Jade” and “Black Powder War”) was written by Naomi Novik.

The “Temeraire” saga reimagines the world of the Napoleonic Wars with the addition of an air force of dragons and valiant aviators. It centers on British naval Capt. Will Laurence, who captures a French ship, where he discovers an unhatched dragon egg in the hold—a gift from the Emperor of China intended for Napoleon. When the egg hatches, he is forced to give up his naval career to become captain of the dragon he names Temeraire.

Sounds interesting. I can’t wait til he picks up steampunk.

“Temeraire is a terrific meld of two genres that I particularly love—fantasy and historical epic,” Jackson said. “I can’t wait to see Napoleonic battles fought with a squadron of dragons. That’s what I go to the movies for.”

I couldn’t agree more.

3 thoughts on “Peter Jackson To Direct "Temeraire" Fantasy Series”

  1. Jonas Rabbe says:

    Sounds very interesting, thanks for the head-up.

  2. If it’s really as well written as Jackson says it is, it’s gotta be good.

    Who’s doing ‘The Hobbit’, btw?

  3. Joen says:

    Who’s doing “The Hobbit”, btw?

    I’ve heard two goings on that. One was that recently a studio had acquired the rights to it, and wanted to push the development. That studio was hoping for PJ.

    The other thing is that PJ has said (on DVD commentary?) that he would like to do the Hobbit down the road.

    Let’s hope this doesn’t end with conflicting studios and agreements.

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