Peter Jackson Developing Mortal Engines

The books are set in a post-apocalyptic world where cities have become giant vehicles and must consume each other to survive. Mortal Engines, the first book in the series, won a Nestle Smarties Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2002 Whitbread Award.

The newspaper claims that Weta Workshops is already busy with designs, but a spokesman for the company would only respond, “any comment should come from Peter."

The article also points out that Jackson has also optioned the rights to the historic-fantasy Temeraire novels by Naomi Novik, which tell an alternative version of the Napoleonic Wars where tame dragons are used for aerial attacks.