You see, instead of starring in a half-assed Mummy 3 Rachel Weisz finds herself starring in Peter Jackson‘s next directorial outing, The Lovely Bones, a film adaptation of the Alice Sebold novel.
Weisz will star as the mother of a young girl who is abducted and is feared to have been murdered. Jackson penned the script with writing partners Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh and Paramount Pictures is set to distribute the feature.
Filming is set to begin in October in Pennsylvania and New Zealand for a currently planned 2009 release.
The complete synopsis tells us that The Lovely Bones tells the story of Susie Salmon, who is murdered, but continues to observe her family on Earth after her death. Although she is detached from the world she once knew, Susie witnesses the impact of her loss on her loved ones, whilst her killer skillfully covers his tracks and prepares to murder again. In a tone that is both emotionally truthful, and darkly humorous, Susie tries to balance her desire for vengeance against the love she feels for her family and her need to see them heal; and ultimately comes to understand that the concept of family can encompass both the living and the dead.