PETER JACKSON’S WAR AND PEACE WILL BE 3 FILMS
WELLINGTON – Lord of the Rings, Hobbit and Tin Tin prevaricator Peter Jackson has revealed that his post-Hobbit project – an ambitious adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace.
And perhaps unsurprisingly it will be a trilogy.
Peter Jackson spoke from his underground lair:
I’ve always been a huge fan of L.V.V. Tolstoy and his wonderful fantasy books. Anna Karenina, which is all about this Elf princess, is a bit mopey so I thought I’d start my honoring of his work with War and Peace, which is set in the fantastical kingdom of Russia. A darkness has descended on the land as a dark lord called Napoleon threatens invasion. The innocent Muscovites set out on a mission to do battle.
You know it isn’t a fantasy book?
Of course, the scale of the book means that we can’t really do justice to it in a single film so…
So you’re dividing…
Dividing the book into three films. The first film War will be released in 2019, followed by And in 2020 and Peace in 2021.
The first installment of War and Peace will be released in 2019.