Behind the Scenes Featurette of ‘The Lovely Bones’

Published 6 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:27 am,

Peter Jackson is a busy man lately. In addition to appearing at Comic-Con for the first time ever to promote District 9 (the sci-fi film he produced which premieres this Friday), Jackson has been ramping up promotions for his own film, an adaptation of the Alice Sebold’s novel The Lovely Bones.

Last week, Screen Rant shared the first official trailer for The Lovely Bones, which, while a bit heavy on spoilers, showed enough potential to merit some early Academy Award chatter. Now, we have even more footage of The Lovely Bones thanks to a behind the scenes featurette from Yahoo.

In the featurette, Jackson discusses his attraction to the source material, his vision for the film, and casting Saoirse Ronan as the lead character. It also features interviews with some of the film’s cast, including Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, and Stanley Tucci. Check out the featurette below. For an HD version, head over to Yahoo.

Peter Jackson is a fantastic director and I’m confident that The Lovely Bones will be an excellent addition to his already strong resume. While many fanboys are only familiar with Jackson’s major F/X-driven work on such films as Lord of the Rings and King Kong, the director has proven himself just as capable with smaller and more nuanced dramas. In fact, The Lovely Bones probably shares more in common with Jackson’s breakout film, Heavenly Creatures, which is based on the true story of an infamous New Zealand murder case from the 1950s.

What do you think? Does this behind the scenes look coupled with the first trailer make you excited for the movie? Is it too premature for award buzz?

The Lovely Bones will hit theaters on December 11, 2009.

Source: Yahoo

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  1. I never Doubted Peter Jacksons Ability as a Film Maker and this looks like something i will truly enjoy (the question is in a Six sence way, or in a Always kind of way…
    However, while i do believe Critics will adore this film i have a feeling the Viewers will not…

    It seems these days in dire and hard times, people want to watch films that will help them escape reality and not make them think, or feel anything on an emotional level… that is why a movie like transformers destroys the Box Office, because it is mindless fun…

  2. I think there are many people such as myself, who enjoys a brilliantly well made masterpiece fantasy movie like “the lord of the rings” and also enjoys a movie that is grounded on reality such as “heavenly creatures” and now the upcoming “the lovely bones”.
    That´s why i think Peter Jackson is a brilliant filmmaker, because he is able to triumph in both genres. Just like Spielberg, who is able to make fantasy movies like “et” and “jurrasic park” (none of those even compara to lotr by the way) and he is also able to make movies like “schindler´s list” and “munich” who are totaly grounded on reality. I am really looking forward to “the lovely bones”.

  3. Peter Jackson is Genius incarnate, his next, this, I am thoroughly looking forward to. I love the guy, I love his movies, his status, his approach, his effects companies, his support to emerging talent, his country. But man, that guys is sure looking miserable these days… On principle the industry should be a bit more supportive to one of its golden boys (a surefire box office draw, and all round nice bloke) instead of trodding on his bollocks all the time. Peter, if by chance you ever read this, do whatever you can to re-attain your fun and jovial nature. Those trollops in the executive lounge don’t deserve you. You’re top!