December 21st, 2009
Peter Jackson has a message for the critics of his new movie The Lovely Bones, after some reviewers slammed the director for leaving out the murder and rape scene in his big screen adaptation of the book.
“In making the film for ourselves, I personally have no interest in witnessing or watching or filming a 14-year-old girl being murdered and raped,” Jackson told the Sydney Morning Herald during a promo trip for the movie.
The Lovely Bones, which is based on the 2002 novel by Alice Sebold, is the story of a teenage girl who is raped and murdered and then watches over her family and friends from heaven.
“When I read criticism from people saying, ‘Why did we leave out the murder scene?’ I’m thinking, ‘How much of the actual murder and rape did you hope to see? I mean were you looking forward to that? Have we disappointed you by not actually including that?” he added. “Well, we’re really sorry but there’s a lot of internet porn that you can go and enjoy to your heart’s content but don’t come and expect to see it in our film.”
Watch the interview here.