It goes without saying that we were all impressed with Jackson and Co.'s adaptation of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. I haven't been paying too much attention to his new projects, but I was really pleased to read earlier this week that he's optioned Naomi Novik's Téméraire series (for more details, check out this article from The Guardian).
My friend Sarra reviewed the books earlier this year and recommended them highly.
I have the first book, His Majesty's Dragon, on Mt. TBR (to be read), but now I'm definitely going to have to pick up the other two.
Actually, I was more intrigued to find out that Jackson is adapting Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones, filming to start in late 2007. I loved The Lovely Bones (check out this blog post for my comments), but I really have no idea how it could be adapted for film.
I'm excited to see what Jackson does with these books. Usually I'm not keen on movie adaptations (with the exception of Bridget Jones's Diary: strangely enough I disliked the book, but loved the movie), but Jackson has a good track record so I'm optimistic.