Disney Teases The Nutcracker and the Four Realms with a Trailer
Magic and wonder await
Disney released the first trailer for “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” a wintery-epic set to release in theaters next November. Lasse Hallström directed the film for Disney, the same director that was behind “A Dog’s Purpose,” “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” “Chocolat,” “The Cider House Rules,” and the iconic “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”. The holiday-themed trailer does match the current season, but you do have a long wait ahead of you if you’re excited to see the movie. Disney won’t be releasing “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” until next November, so just keep it on your radar for now.
Disney teased the debut trailer on social-media yesterday, and released the trailer on YouTube earlier this morning. The film stars Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Macfadyen, Mackenzie Foy, Helen Mirren, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Hart, and Misty Copeland, and tells the story of young girl who is transported into a magical world filled with magic and mystery. Disney fans can watch the official trailer below, this is the first trailer released for the film to-date.
Disney describes the story adding, “All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.”
Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and featuring a special performance by Misty Copeland, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.
“Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi” and “CoCo” are still going strong in theaters, but Disney will be taking a short-break over the next few weeks. The next major Disney film scheduled to hit theaters will be “Marvel’s Black Panther” in February, that film was directed by Ryan Coogler, and features Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. If you want to set a reminder, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” will hit theaters on November 2, 2018. Disney’s big 2017 release (that wasn’t Star Wars related) was “Beauty and the Beast,” that film grossed over $504M domestically before going on to make over $1.2B worldwide. “Black Panther” will want to beat “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” which made $389M domestically, and over $863M worldwide in 2017.
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