Flicks.Co.Nz reports that Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones” ceased filming due to a rift between Jackson and his art director over the best way to depict Heaven.
A large portion of film takes place in that mythological/spiritual realm where the main character Susie Salmon looks down on her family after her murder.
The Wellington crew apparently are having a break while the creative differences are sorted out. The project has undergone some visible arguments before, notably Ryan Gosling being replaced by Mark Wahlberg several days before filming began at Jackson’s behest.
In related news, Susan Sarandon talked about her experience playing the comical alcoholic grandmother in the film with Empire this week. Whilst she praised Jackson, she seems more reluctant about her performance – “I’m really curious to see what it’s like because he kept pushing me to be more and more extreme and sometimes that’s when you make your big mistakes so I’m not sure how it will come off – it will be interesting to see it from the point of view of the audience”