Lovely, it is indeed.

I know we're still clinging to sweet, sweet summer, but that doesn't mean we can't look ahead to big-time movie openings—the holiday behemoths. If you like ghost stories (and in this particular case, I'm certainly talking about one skewed decidedly female), I'm willing to bet you read Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones. What do you call a New York Times bestseller these days? Why, a movie, you silly rabbit. And look who's at the helm: Peter Jackson. He's tackling the best of the paraworld. His resume boasts zombies, mystical rings, aliens and now ghosts. If you've read the book, I'm betting house money you never envisioned it quite like this. The trailer is breathtakingly visual. I read the book so long ago that it's fuzzy, but I do remember thinking, "I could totally buy this as a viable explanation of what comes after death." But the story wasn't told with this much color, that's for sure. If you haven't read the book, don't expect the traditional spooks, but it's a parathriller nonetheless. — amy kates