Directed by Peter Jackson, who personally purchased the film rights to the book. This one feels like it’s been long in development (remember Ryan Gosling was fired for showing up paunchy to the set and replaced by Mark Wahlberg), but certainly worth wait.
Based on the 2002 book by Alice Sebold, “it is the story of a teenage girl who, after being brutally raped and murdered, watches from heaven as her family and friends go on with their lives, while she herself comes to terms with her own death.”
From the trailer this movie feels like the culmination of everything Jackson has been working towards — the personal character study of Heavenly Creatures, the effects work of King Kong, with some fantasy elements from Lord of the Rings.
It hits theaters on Decemer 6, 2009.