According to a June 13, 2005 article on, Beijing’s Forbidden City Film Company and Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital have signed a framework agreement to produce film based on Chinese novelist, Jiang Rong’s, “The Wolf Totem. Peter Jackson read an outline of the book that mixes history and legend about the people of the Mongolian prairies and their feelings toward wolves. Zhang Qiang, managing director of Forbidden City Films, said they’d be using real wolves as well as CGIs created by Weta Digital. Forbidden City estimates the movie will cost 48 million US dollars and the pre-production will take three years to complete. [More]