Peter Jackson abandons God?

And see a new Lovely Bones pic…

Peter Jackson has been talking up his adaptation of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones to anyone who’ll listen – stopping off at the USA Today offices with a giftwrapped picture of Bones' murderer George Harvey (Stanley Tucci) and, more importantly, some choice quotes.

Because Jackson has revealed something startling to them.

You may remember that last year production of Bones shut down, because Jackson couldn’t decide how to depict heaven. Well, it seems he’s decided to dodge the issue. Spoilers follow after the picture of Tucci.

"It's God-less in the sense that when Susie dies, she finds herself caught in a place between Earth and heaven — she is in an 'In-Between,' as Alice Sebold calls it." When she moves on, "we're happy for audiences to imagine this new world in whatever way makes them comfortable."

So, it sounds like The Lovely Bones will have a scene a bit like the one at the end of Ghost, where Sam is surrounded by friendly spirits and a lovely white light, and not one like in What Dreams Will Come where heaven is a painting or whatever.

[Source: USA Today]

Do you think Bones sounds lovely? Has Peter Jackson copped out? Tell us below!



    • NickyC

      Apr 20th 2009, 9:00

      I don't think it's a cop out at all. I think it's a sensible, sensitive, mature decision that he obviously didn't want to rush into. I wish more filmmakers were like that. What you don't show can be more interesting than what you do.

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    • conorm

      Apr 20th 2009, 11:51

      I totally agree. The best thing he could have done is let the audience decide what it should look like. Whatever way he'd depicted it, people would've had criticisms. Should be a good film, if a bit depressing

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    • ashley.russell

      Apr 20th 2009, 17:16

      cinematic representations of heaven are usually cliched rubbish, i'd have liked to see what Jackson, perhaps one of the most visionary directors, would have lived up to the task. Its not really important to the film though, the important bits are how his going to do the 'in-between' parts.

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    • scabo33

      Apr 22nd 2009, 16:16

      Jackson in my opinion dosent do any wrong!

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