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Movie Preview: Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones

Movie Preview: Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones


If you've read the book The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, you'll know that it's a heartwrenching, mysterious tale about family, death — and whatever comes after death. Peter Jackson's film adaptation has been a point of discussion ever since it was announced over two years ago, from the casting choices to the question of how to adapt a story like this, which regularly blurs the line between reality and the supernatural. Jackson's 1994 movie Heavenly Creatures does this very thing as well, which made him a good choice for this particular challenge.

The new trailer for the film, which opens Dec. 11, starts out tender and soft before building to a tense and chilling crescendo. Atonement's Saoirse Ronan plays Susie Salmon, a young teen who narrates the story after she's been murdered. She observes her family as they try to piece together what happened to her, and it's all a big tangle of scariness, sadness, and aching sweetness. To watch the trailer, click here.

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chloe18 chloe18 6 years
***SITE
chloe18 chloe18 6 years
Emmebeth...you're saying that Peter Jackson is a "horrible director," but have you seen your avatar for this sight? Pretty sure the director of Twilight can learn a few things from Peter Jackson. IN MY OPINION
Blix Blix 6 years
I was so disturbed by the book, but I will see this movie.
tellmemorex2 tellmemorex2 6 years
Wow, I havent read the book yet, but its on my list! & my bookshelf, I think I'll read it this week..
weffie weffie 6 years
looks amazing, can't wait!
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 6 years
Love, love, love Peter Jackson. Loved the book too. Can't wait to see this.
Midnight-Harlow Midnight-Harlow 6 years
I love the book and was kind of scared when I heard it was going to be a movie, but once I found out Peter Jackson was directing I was happy. I just which Ryan Gosling was playing the father as originally reported and not Mark Walberg.
Fellora Fellora 6 years
I love Peter Jackson...this movie looks amazing!
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
i read this book a couple of years ago, and then again a couple of months ago. it wasn't really sad, it was actually nice to think there was a way to connect to people after death and what the possibility of life after death might include. the trailer looks awesome; can't wait to see this movie.
smileyface smileyface 6 years
I read the book and am very excited to see the movie. I will probably re-read it before December.
Ellenora Ellenora 6 years
It looks great! I can't wait to see it!
mediaddict000 mediaddict000 6 years
I read the book last year and thought it to be incredibly good and bad in different ways. The trailer looks really interesting, and doesn't seem to adhere the the book by the letter, which is good. I will definitely be seeing this when it comes out.
EML13 EML13 6 years
What a different type of role for Stanley Tucci than what he's been in recently (Julie & Julia, Devil Wears Prada) - he's one of my favorite actors, and it really surprised me/creeped me out to see him as the murderer. The trailer looks promising, but I'm sure the movie will be slightly different than the book, just like it always is.
kaks11 kaks11 6 years
http://www.lovelybones.com/
flowergirl flowergirl 6 years
You can watch the trailer on the movie's official site. I watched it yesterday--very intense. I'm looking forward to seeing it in theatres.
Quirks4me Quirks4me 6 years
The video is no longer available because of a copyright claim...
Soapboxer Soapboxer 6 years
Glad they wrote in some extra for Susan to play. hope they don;t adhere to the book that fell apart horribly towards the end
glynislily glynislily 6 years
I think it looks amazing. I cannot wait. I searched the internet for the past 30 minutes trying to find the song from the trailer. I am totally stoked about this!
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
i actually saw a pretty long trailer for the yesterday and it looks interesting. i didn't realize everyone that was in the cast - so that makes it even more appealing.
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