In 1986, after meeting assistant director Costa Botes
, Peter Jackson did some freelance special effects for New Zealand TV series Worzel Gummidge
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Sir Peter Jackson
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[on The Lovely Bones
(2009)] - It's not a murder film and I wanted kids to be able to go and see it. Film is such a powerful medium. It's like a weapon and I think you have a duty to self-censor. There are some people who might enjoy watching a 14-year-old girl getting killed, a small minority maybe, but how could you live with yourself in providing that titillation? I wouldn't want the movie ...
Started writing a re-make of King Kong
(1933) in 1996, which went through several drafts, until in 2003 he made one that was greenlighted by Universal.
Has an interest in matricide (Derek is "born-again" in the ending of_Bad Taste (1987)_, Sidney kills his wife and mother of his son in_Meet the Feebles (1990)_, Lionel Cosgrove kills his mother in_Braindead (1992)_, Pauline Rieper kills her mother in_Heavenly Creatures (1994)_, and Patricia Ann Bradley kills her mother in The Frighteners