Peter Jackson
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New Zealand
2019

Wingnut Films

Peter
Jackson

Film Director

After decades of working in the realm of fantasy, from the zombie comedy “Dead Alive” (1992) to his pair of Tolkien trilogies (“Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”), Jackson has turned his attention to the real world. In 2018, he premiered “They Shall Not Grow Old,” a documentary that used computer restoration (including colorization) and sound looping to bring World War I to life for modern audiences. Now, he’s creating a new documentary by revitalizing 55 hours of never-before-seen footage from the Beatles’ “Let It Be” sessions in 1969. Jackson, who co-owns Weta Digital and Weta Workshop effects companies and other production-related outfits in his native New Zealand — is also attached to direct a sequel to 2011’s “The Adventures of Tintin.”

Career

  • THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
  • KING KONG
  • THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Peter Jackson Documentary 'They Shall Not Grow Old' Nabs Limited China Release

Peter Jackson Documentary 'They Shall Not Grow Old' Nabs Limited China Release

The Peter Jackson produced and directed World War I documentary "They Shall Not Grow Old" will hit Chinese theaters on November 11. Though it will roll out nationwide, it will do so via the China's National Arthouse Alliance, which has limited screens.The 2018 documentary puts together interviews with WWI veterans and more than 100-year-old archival footage from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, restored via colorization and other production techniques to make it appear much more real to modern viewers.The...

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