Denzel Washington enlists Peter Jackson
According to reports Denzel Washington flew over to New Zealand and talked with Peter Jackson about enlisting the help of his WETA effects company to perform special effects on a movie he is directing. Interestingly enough there's nothing specific on his slate that screams special effects.
From Jo Blo comes the story, they quite rightly point out that Washington is only has listed as directing is The Great Debators, and that doesn't suggest that it will require a lot of special effects.
Interestingly though he is down as producing an as yet untitled Sammy Davis Jr. project. So could the effects be for a new movie, the Davis project (perhaps some face work like the recent Brando reconstructions), or maybe it's crowd work for Debators. Who knows, in itself it's not really a story unless we consider that it's a new film entirely. However, I am excited about a Davis picture, that really is something I'd love to see and promises a great tale...man I love swing.