The Temeraire series from author Naomi Novik began in 2006 and takes place in the ever-entertaining world of alternate history in which fictional stories and events are constructed around actual historical happenings. The series takes place during the Napoleonic Wars that ran from 1803 to 1815, but adds to it the existence of dragons who are manned and used in combat. So far, there have been five Temeraire books, with a ending being aimed for at nine books.
For a while now, Lord of the Rings trilogy director Peter Jackson has had the Temeraire series as a potential project for him, but there has not been many updates. Recently, Jackson spoke to Ain’t It Cool News and spoke on the topic, which included information on how it may unfold, though it is way too early for any of it to be definite. With the series expected to be around nine books, it’s obviously very difficult to compact it all into one or more feature films. Because of this, Jackson thinks that the mini-series format, much like HBO does so well with titles like Band of Brothers could be a fair option, though it is always changing and would need to be researched further.
Click on over to read Peter Jackson’s current thoughts on the possibilities, and head over to AICN for more on the topic and a much longer interview in the new future.
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