Jackson enjoying games more than films

As an aside to his current frenzied press schedule to promote his latest film The Lovely Bones, film director Peter Jackson has made the surprise admission that he’s currently getting more enjoyment out of his consoles than he is from the cinema.

I’m enjoying these games more than I am enjoying films at the moment,” Jackson told Ain’t It Cool News in reference to what sounds like a quite feverous addiction to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

It’s a great game. And they are using a lot of the film techniques now, especially the cinematic areas or those little movie things. They are starting to really blend them in and you get the feeling that you are watching substantial bits of pre-recorded animation which is still great, though, because they are dynamic and done well.

They didn’t used to be done very well in the old days, but there are people that actually know what they are doing.”

Jackson went on to explain his continuing aspirations in the games sector, adding that he has a few ideas that would be suitable for an interactive makeover:

At the moment I am kind of involved with a Tintin game and obviously the beginning of The Hobbit game, so those two in terms of the gaming at the moment with all of the other scripts we are working on at the moment, those are the gaming things we are focusing on.

I’ve got ideas that could be a movie or they could be a game and I think that they should rather than just make a movie and then do a spin-off game, I think some of the ideas I’ve got I’d rather do them as a stand alone game, because that world is getting more and more interesting.”

Jackson was previously working with Microsoft on a secret Halo project, though the collapse of the Halo movie has scuppered those plans – for now at least.

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