London: Filmmaker Peter Jackson, who has made films like `The Lord of The Rings` and `The Hobbit` trilogy, says he “can't even do an email” and is an “absolute idiot at computers”. But he credits his team for handling it all well.
The award-winning director is the creative force behind “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”, which features lots of impressive-looking special effects, but Jackson concedes he still struggles with technology despite using it to bring the books of J.R.R. Tolkien to life, reportedly.
Speaking at a press conference of his film here recently, the 53-year-old said: “Once we knew we were doing the Tolkien movies, we had to create battle scenes and we had to write software. We had to create characters and creatures that didn't exist, so the technology is always driven by the needs of the story you're telling.
“If 17 years ago, instead of doing 'The Lord of the Rings', I was doing a drama in a fish and chip shop, then we wouldn't have developed this technology. Well, unless we wanted a cod to jump around on a bench or something!"
“I mean, I can't even do an email! I'm an absolute idiot at computers, but fortunately we have wonderful, wonderful artists that do it.”
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”, which stars Sir Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom and Martin Freeman, is set to hit the theatres Dec 17.