Thursday, September 16, 2010

Watch: New Trailer For THE NUTCRACKER 3D

**UPDATE Sep 17 - I just found out that the fine folks at PassmoreLab did the all the 3D work for this project! Should be an awesome result!!

FURTHER - Ian from the UK replied to my question about whether this movie was screened last year in his country: "With reference to your post. This movie was on limited release in the UK last Christmas under the title The Nutcracker : The Untold Story. I'm not sure if was shown in 3D. It would be interesting to see if there is a rerun this year as I've been told it's a great family movie."

This movie has an interesting pedigree - bring it on!

Apparently this movie was released last year in the UK around Christmas?
If one of you Brits could confirm that in the comments that would be great!

Andrei Konchalovsky's THE NUTCRACKER 3D has a trailer now (via FirstShowing) and a North American release date slated as November 24, but I have nothing absolutely official on it.

Here is the storyline:
From the imagination of acclaimed Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky, the cherished story of The Nutcracker will be brought to life in spectacular 3D this holiday season. THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D follows nine-year-old Mary (Elle Fanning) whose dull Viennese Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her beloved Uncle Albert (Nathan Lane) and his gift of an enchanted nutcracker. On Christmas night, Mary's new friend, The Nutcracker (Charlie Rowe) or "NC," comes to life and takes her on a wondrous journey into his magical world of fairies, sugarplums, and other Christmas toys which come to life. Mary soon realizes that this fantastical kingdom is facing danger from the tyrannical rule of the evil Rat King (John Turturro) and his devious mother (Frances de la Tour). When NC is taken hostage, Mary and her newfound toy friends must uncover the secret of the Rat King to rescue NC and his kingdom. Based on the story that inspired acclaimed Russian composer Piotr Tchaikovsky to create the music for the iconic ballet, the film includes eight exciting new songs penned by Oscar-winning lyricist and librettist Sir Tim Rice (The Lion King, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar).

I don't have a heckuva lot more information than you do at this point
- so watch the trailer and let me know what you think. Some of the effects look outstanding and visually the film looks wonderful - but some of the child actors need a little bit more "act" in them.

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