[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 January, 2005, 10:34 GMT
Rings team 'line up' Lovely Bones
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson won an Oscar for the final Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is to turn his attention to adapting the novel The Lovely Bones as his next project, according to Variety.

He and partner Fran Walsh have bought the rights to Alice Sebold's best-selling book about the murder and rape of a young girl.

Jackson will not begin filming it until he completes King Kong, and it is not expected to be released until 2007.

The film will be produced in conjunction with Film Four.

The story is told from the viewpoint of the murdered teenager as she sees from heaven how her family are coping with the tragedy.

"It's the best kind of fantasy in that it has a lot to say about the real world," Jackson told trade paper Variety.

Alice Sebold
Alice Sebold's novel became a bestseller around the world
"You have an experience when you read the book that is unlike any other. I don't want the tone or the mood to be different or lost in the film," he told Variety.

Jackson and Walsh will once again work with their writing partner Philippa Boyens.

He said that they had decided to finance the project themselves in order to escape the pressure of working for a studio.

"We've woken up every single morning for the past six years with people at studios awaiting a script or a cut of a film. We want time to discover what this film is," he added.




SEE ALSO:
Peter Jackson: King of the Rings
01 Mar 04 |  Entertainment
Rings crew begin King Kong remake
03 Sep 04 |  Entertainment
Abduction bestseller set for UK
28 Aug 02 |  Entertainment


RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia
UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health
Have Your Say | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific