Peter Jackson – The Lovely Bones
Peter Jackson is known for a lot of things, but paranormal thrillers aren’t really his bag. Sure, Frodo did turn invisible a handful of times in The Lord Of The Rings, but even in the context of all he’d done before this movie, The Lovely Bones was a pretty out-there film for Jackson. Of course, that was part of the point, as Jackson went on the record saying he enjoyed doing something that wasn’t a large-scale epic for once. Three years later he was doing The Hobbit, though it’s worth noting he wasn’t the first choice.