Is Peter Jackson Secretly Preparing To Film Philip Reeve's Traction Cities Epic?S

Rumor has it Peter Jackson's not content with filming Lovely Bones, Lord Of The Rings and Tintin. He's also secretly working on a movie of Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines, about cities that become mobile and try to eat each other.

Stuff NZ reports:

The hush-hush project is understood to be in early development, with work on the first of the four books under way, industry sources say. Weta Workshops is also believed to be working on designs for the science fiction series, which features giant mobile cities. A spokesman for Jackson did not deny the project was on the books yesterday, but said "any comment should come from Peter". Jackson, who is understood to have had the rights to the books for some time, was unavailable for comment.

Not only that, but the article mentions that Jackson's also optioned the rights to Naomi Novik's Temeraire novels, set in an alternate history where the Napoelonic Wars are fought with dragons. All of a sudden, the idea of Jackson doing more book adaptations sounds pretty great.