As a major fan of Alice Sebold’s work, I dug into “The Lovely Bones” back when it first came out and fell in love. Of course, the news that Peter Jackson was going to be directing an adaptation put a huge smile on my face. A fantastic direct with a strong story – is there anything better?

Now we’re in the phase where that smile either starts fading as more and more production material gets released or beams out shinier than before.

And, if you can tell by the absence of my usual sarcasm, my smile is even bigger after checking out these new photos from Empire Magazine that we got a hold of via /film:




Perhaps it’s just the simple details, but these photos look gorgeous. Obviously, Saoirse Ronan is a beautiful young girl, Susan Sarandon looks especially bewitching in a classic hair and make-up style, and Mark Wahlberg has got his shaggy hair going on – but the color palette is what makes it. Subdued and nostalgic, it’ll be cool to see if the whole film looks this way – especially considering the dark nature of certain parts of the story.

Now how badly do we have to beg to see shots of Rachel Weisz?

And, yes, for those who haven’t read the book: your guess was right. The story is set in the early 1970s.

What do you think? How bad are you looking forward to The Lovely Bones?

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