Sept. 13, 2006, 1:27 a.m. CST
I just hope Jackson can stay faithful to it and make The Lovely Bones into a movie in the same caliber as Heavenly Creatures. That would be great.
Sept. 13, 2006, 1:42 a.m. CST
about Lovely Bones. Gotta pick up the book first though. I will watch anything Peter Jackson does.
Sept. 13, 2006, 8:46 a.m. CST
by Miami Mofo
Nice interview, Quint. An early draft, eh? Guess we won't be seeing this movie anytime in 2007. Interesting news about the possibility of filming in Pa. though. As for casting, I wonder how P.J. will solve the Susie/Lindsey age conundrum. **SPOILER** When she is killed, Susie is the older sister at 14 and Lindsey is 13. However Susie remains 14 while her younger sister continues to age - Lindsey's 14 at the 'Gifted Symposium' the following summer and 15 the summer after that when her Mother leaves. Then she's 21-22 in the second part of the story when her Mom returns. I'm curious to see whether P.J.'ll cast one actress for the younger version and another for the older, or find one actress around 16-17 who can play both the younger and older versions. The same holds true for Ruth.
Sept. 13, 2006, 9:39 a.m. CST
I think we WILL see it in 2007, mainly because unlike his last 3 movies it won't involve a year of post-production! It's good to know they have the first draft and Peter seems quite pleased with it. You can see where he's coming from with his ideas. Just like with LOTR, he has to put what HE experiences through reading that story onscreen. Many hacks would do an adaptation that was too straight and not even worth shooting. Peter wouldn't be the visionary he is if he did that. One thing I hope is that he includes a more satisfying ending than the book has. The book does peter out somewhat, and the way the killer is dealt with in the end is pretty ridiculous. I'm sure Peter will change that. Whatever happens, this is going to be an original film. And yes, Viggo would be perfect for a role in this, either as the father or maybe the killer. One thing we can't deny is his ability to cast well.
Sept. 13, 2006, 11:48 a.m. CST
by Deep Roots
5 million dollars says he casts Dakota Fanning. Who wants in on that bet?
Sept. 14, 2006, 12:43 a.m. CST
He's full of shit and he knows it. And if he replies to this post saying he is most certainly not full of shit, he's still full of shit. He's just trying to drum up publicity for his crappy website. Don't visit it.
Sept. 14, 2006, 5:23 a.m. CST
by Lost Prophet
What a richter scale troll. I hope quint meets you and gives you a serious juggfuckling
Sept. 14, 2006, 5:43 a.m. CST
...I'm guessing it will be one actress who'll be "aged." Of course, aging during the teen years is more pronounced physically but I think some skinny actress would make it possible/believable.
Sept. 14, 2006, 6:33 p.m. CST
you gave his crap site free publicity.
Sept. 15, 2006, 11:13 a.m. CST
Probably not. But look at Alison Lohman. She's 24, but can convincingly play teens (in Matchstick Men and now flicka) and has played adults her own age (in Big Fish and Where The Truth Lies) and could very easily play both the young and old versions of the girl. She's more convincing than that Veronica Mars chick.
Sept. 15, 2006, 1:14 p.m. CST
by Miami Mofo
Yes, but if P.J. casts someone who is actually fourteen for Susie, then a 24 year-old playing Lindsey would have a tough time convincing me that she's around the same age as Susie during the first part. Ditto for that Veronica Mars chick, Kristen Bell. I had envisioned someone like 16 year-old Kristen Stewart as Lindsey, as she could play both the young and old versions, but I'm afraid that even she would look too old when compared to that 'Susie' actress that P.J. seems to be refering to. [Yes, I fear that he is talking about Dakota, God help us all.]
Sept. 16, 2006, 1:18 a.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
But you still understand whassssup.
Sept. 16, 2006, 8:26 a.m. CST
I hated The Lovely Bones. It reads like an Oprah Book Club Special with the supernatural section stolen from What Dreams May Come, and made even more vague and flowery. I'm sure it'll make a halfway decent film but I don't understand people's reaction to it.
Sept. 17, 2006, 8:56 p.m. CST
In the movie Hounddog. She won't want to get typecast. Besides, it sounds like he wants someone who is 13 now.