Thursday, September 28, 2006

Xbox interactive movies

This is a cool story:

King Kong director Peter Jackson has agreed a deal with Microsoft to create what he describes as a "new form of interactive entertainment".

The Oscar-winning film-maker said he would be creating a series based on the Halo video game franchise, created by Bungie Studios.

"I'm getting a little bored with films," he said.

The series will appear on the Xbox 360 games console and Xbox Live, the machine's online service.

First off, I am not a huge gamer, although console games can be quite fun. Second, I do not own an XBox and am unlikely to own an Xbox in the near future. Third, when I think 'Peter Jackson' I do not think of flippin' King Kong.

This article is cool because it shows a Hollywood type moving beyond some of the mindsets that has been dragging the industry around. New technologies will allow broader creative horizons and should be incorporated not ruthlessly squashed.

As they say read the rest.

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