Director (The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings) has been reported as saying by Hitfix that although the Hobbit trilogy is still going strong, with anticipation for December's release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Jackson is looking forward to returning back to his roots of more modest film making.
We've made a conscious decision that in the limited years we have left to make movies to tell some New Zealand stories.
Peter Jackson and collaborator-wife have commented on their desire to return to less epic films of a Heavenly Creatures ilk, which stars and . This would be a huge departure from recent big budget films such as The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, King Kong and The Lovely Bones.
Hitfix stated that Jackson had told The New Zealand Herald:
We just want to step off the Hollywood blockbuster thing for a while and we've had a few New Zealand stories in line for a while that we think would make great films. A more 'Heavenly Creatures' mode really.
He's also reportedly planning on directing the second The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun movie whilst of course having to see out The Hobbit trilogy.
In some respects in terms of my remaining film-making career this was a five-year chunk that was kind of taken out of it unexpectedly. My future is five years less than I thought it was. I thought if I am going to do that I am actually going to enjoy it. I am going to have fun. Hopefully, that is reflected on the screen, too.
Well if Jackson's 'Heavenly creatures' is anything to go by then I for one am incredibly excited about seeing what the future has in store: perhaps more bleak but fantastical tinged realism? That's right up my street, but how do you guys feel about it?