Benedict Cumberbatch Brings ‘The Grinch’ to Life with First Trailer

The Grinch returns to Christmas this November

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The redesigned Grinch made an appearance during NBC’s coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics, skating around in a fantasy sequence as Universal teased the upcoming winter release of the popular character. Now the studio has an official trailer, with the Grinch plotting the demise of Christmas in Whoville.

This new adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic children’s story was directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier, and has Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the Grinch. This isn’t the first time that a Grinch adaptation has hit the big-screen, Ron Howard directed Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Molly Shannon, Clint Howard, and Mindy Sterling in the 2000 film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. That installment opened at number-one at the domestic box-office with a $55M opening, and went on to make over $345M worldwide. Universal is going the animated route this time around, not surprising since Universal has found amazing success with other colorful films like “Despicable Me,” “Minions,” “Life of Pets,” and “Kung Fu Panda”.

Fans of the grumpy green guy can watch the first official trailer for the film below, thanks to a quick upload to YouTube.

Universal Pictures is set to release “The Grinch” in theaters on November 9, 2018, just in time for a little holiday un-cheering. The Grinch currently has the weekend all to himself to entertain children, the other major-release that weekend is “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” starring Claire Foy. The following weekend will be a bigger challenge for the Grinch, as Warner Bros. Pictures is set to release “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” with Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, and Ezra Miller, just one-week after The Grinch hits theaters. That weekend will also see the release of “Widows” with Viola Davis, giving parents a crime-thriller option to see while their kids are at The Grinch.

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