First Pics From Peter Jackson’s Lovely Bones

I have a Love/Hate relationship with Peter Jackson. On the one hand, I really hated how he handled the whole Halo PR stuff and a few other things… I also thought he dropped the ball a bit with King Kong. However, in my opinion he put together what I argue is the single greatest overall achievement in film history with Return of the King, not to mention the other two films in the Lord of the Rings series.

There has been a lot of talk over the last couple of years about his new upcoming film, The Lovely Bones. It’s quite a departure from Lord of the Rings and King Kong, and I for one and very curious to see how this one turns out. If you don’t know much about the film, Coming Soon gives us this synopsis:

Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, the filmcenters on a young girl (Saoirse Ronan) who has been murdered and watches over her family (Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon) – and her killer (Stanley Tucci) – from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Check this new pic out too. I’m guessing it may be Mark Wahlberg looking over his dead daughter’s toys. You can see another concept pic over at Coming Soon.

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25 thoughts on “First Pics From Peter Jackson’s Lovely Bones

  1. I’ve gotta see a lot more of his films, but I loved King Kong and LOTR is one of my favorites. Can’t wait for this movie.

    And the Hobbit’s gonna rule also. I smell Oscar…

  2. I love Peter Jackson, but I have agree on the whole Halo thing. He could have totally done a better job with getting the project off the ground.

    However, this new movie sounds pretty cool, can’t wait to see how it turns out. It’s really not that far of a stretch for him, if you look back at some of his earlier works, like The Frighteners, but still different enough for him to get creative.

    If you really look back at all his stuff, he is an extremely versatile director. Maybe more so then any other.

  3. I’ll definitely be seeing this.

    I like Jackson’s work.
    Though I don’t LOVE Lord of the Rings, not to say it’s not excellent but it’s one of those movie that I never got caught in, I can’t explain it, but it just never engaged me. But it must be something ’cause SO many people love it. It’s just one of those thing that you just can’t see what everybody else sees.

  4. I’m excited to see this. I loved the book, and I trust Peter Jackson. Although, Wahlberg is the only cast member I’m not sure about.

  5. Halo will happen eventually, and like all video game movies, be terrible.

    Anyone ever see “Meet the Feebles?” It’s Peter Jacksons Muppet Porn. Pretty messed up movie.

    1. i hope Halo doesnt get made, i love that game dont fuck up a movie version of it, and it they did it would most likely be like doom….you know have the same title and nothing at all in common w/ the game

    2. i hope Halo doesnt get made, i love that game dont fuck up a movie version of it, and it they did it would most likely be like doom….you know have the same title and nothing at all in common w/ the game

  6. So does anyone know what is officially going on with the Halo stuff? Is it on or is it pretty much dead? Last I heard Jackson left. Interesting turn for him though with this movie, hopefully he doesn’t turn into an M. Night.

  7. The image is Tucci, since in the book the killer makes dollhouses. It’s a great book, but I am VERY curious how they can make a movie that even halfway captures what the book does. It’s not going to be easy, but I am definitely intrigued.

  8. John,

    According to other sites that picture is of Stanley Tucci. Also, a heads up, Empire has released another photo giving us a first look at what Jackson’s version of heaven will look like. Interesting.

  9. “single greatest overall achievement in film history”…..what? No Way. The Lord of the Rings series was Okay at best. Maybe Single greatest overall achievement for Peter Jackson but not film history. The only thing The Lord of the Rings series has achieved or influenced is a subculture of fans to wear their favorite characters costume.

    1. Hey Richard,

      I disagree. 11 Oscars (record). I contend that when you take ALL the aspects and arts that go into making a film… cinematography, costuming, art direction, writing, direction, acting, visual effect, make up, score, ect. ect. ect…. nothing in film history archived what Return of the King achieved. Period. No questions asked.

  10. it feels like this film has taken forever to finally see the light of day. I am actually a supporter of King Kong. it wasn’t a masterpiece but I had a lot of fun with it. I’d really like to see what he can do with a smaller film again.

    Nice pic I don’t think it’s wahlberg though. I think it’s Stanley Tucci

  11. If this is like jackson’s old school horror maybe it can be good; Otherwise I do fear the worst. Markie’s last take with the happening was horrid and the other half of the cast is good but not totally sure would work; tucci has a killer? Little sketched but at the same time it could be great like I said

  12. I dunno, personally I think Peter Jackson has quite a variety of movies under his belt, though LoTR were definitely the ones that put him in the spotlight. Dead Alive (Braindead) is a wildly entertaining zombie flick. Heavenly Creatures was quite good and disturbing. Frighteners was hilarious and I still enjoy watching it when it is on TV. King Kong is the only movie of his I really had much to complain about. The movie is visually stunning, don’t get me wrong, but it was kinda drawn out and I am a fan of Jack Black in some things, just not in King Kong. Think of the LoTR trilogy as a single entity, and just about every movie Jackson has done has been far different from the other. I am interested to see what he does with this new project, though after seeing Wahlberg in The Happening my only hesitation with Lovely Bones is his performance. Again, don’t get me wrong, I like me some Wahlberg in movies, but his performance in The Happening left something to be desired; however, this could be a result of the movie being shitty all around though.

    1. Hey Jeremy,

      Oh for sure he’s done different things before, I just didn’t want to go into his entire film history when talking about the love/hate thing.

      Good point about Walberg

    2. John, I understand your Love/Hate relation with Jackson. But there are 3 words that always makes me smile and makes me wish I could hug him for giving the world such brilliant hilarity.

      MEET THE FEEBLES!

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