Denzel Teaming Up With Peter Jackson?

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (June 30, 2006) — Denzel Washington says he wants Peter Jackson to provide the special effects for a film he plans to direct, a newspaper reported Friday.

The Oscar-winning actor told the Dominion-Post he had discussed the project with Jackson during a four-day visit to Wellington this week. He declined to provide other details.

Washington said the movie would likely be released in two years.

Jackson’s Weta Workshop and Weta Digital provide special effects services for major movies.

Jackson, who won an Oscar for “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” is working on a movie version of Alice Sebold’s best-selling novel “The Lovely Bones.” Jackson, 44, is also expected to be the executive producer of a film based on the popular video game “Halo.”

Washington, 51, won Oscars for his roles in “Glory” and “Training Day.”

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