Remember five years ago when that trilogy about the midgets trying to return jewelry to Pompeii made billions of dollars and swept the Oscars? And how two years later its director tried his hand at resuscitating another famous property and was met with a lot of “meh”s and “it’s too long!”s? And how in the intervening four years everyone has asked “is he doing The Hobbit?”, “what about Halo?” and various other sweaty, agitated questions?
Well fret no more, Peter Jackson fans! The Lord of the Rings director is back this December with his adaptation of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones, the first trailer of which went live yesterday. Check it out:
Yeah? Having never read the book I can hardly speak with any authority on its translation to screen, but those images…I mean, they’re scrumptious. Just EDIBLE. This is the most visually exciting treatment of a horrific subject I have ever seen! Move over, What Dreams May Come — there’s a new afterlife fantasy in town.
What do you guys think? Will it match up to the book? Can Mark Wahlberg play a convincing father? Why does Peter Jackson look so uncomfortable in the introduction? OH, and what’s on YOUR Must List this week? List up to three items from current TV/movies/music/books/games/online. And be sure to explain WHY you’ve made your selection, too — we love to hear your thoughts! Don’t forget your e-mail address, in case we decide to use your submission in the magazine. Deadline is Thursday, August 6 at noon ET.