Peter Jackson has been busy over the past year, readying Tintin, directing The Lovely Bones, producing District 9, and adapting The Hobbit, but the filmmaker is already looking ahead to his next projects.

While promoting Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2The Lovely Bones, Jackson sat down with AICN's Quint and was asked about his proposed adaptation of Naomi Novik's Temeraire series -- historical fantasy novels about the Napoleonic Wars where fire-breathing dragons are used as a living air force.

Jackson still wants to translate Temeraire into live-action, but a movie may not be the best option. "I can't see any degree of common sense in trying to mount them one at a time as feature films," Jackson told Quint. "To me the stories, having read the first ones, already work as this continuing, on-going saga, so I'm thinking 'Is there a marketplace out there yet for a large budget mini-series?'"

Jackson doesn't want to create a situation where he does one or two Temeraire feature films then misses the opportunity to wrap up the sprawling story. If you were a television network and Peter Jackson came calling about a massive action-fantasy mini-series he wanted to do, would you say no?
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