The movie won’t reach theatres until next Spring, but this weekend attendees at the D23 Expo got an early peak at Disney’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel, A Wrinkle In Time.
D23 is the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company, and the D23 Expo is its biennial exposition event.
You can never judge a movie based on its trailer—see, for instance, Ghost in the Shell, which had me all hot and bothered for weeks—but I’m lowering my previous high hopes for this project. Sorry, but Oprah Winfrey looks laugh-out-loud ridiculous here.
A Wrinkle in Time is scheduled to open on 9 March 2018.
Is That the Sydney Opera House on Your Head, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
Disney’s new, live-action version of Cinderella is scheduled to open on 13 March 2015, which is about the same time that Into the Woods should be finishing its theatrical run. Clever Disney!
Update: Found the original, longer trailer:
CGI has reached the point at which it’s feasible to make live-action films with all the fantasy effects that used to be possible only in animated movies. Clever 21st Century!
On the other hand, Michael Bay.
Most of the big screen versions of classic fairy tales released over the last few years haven’t been terribly successful. Maybe this new Disney/Angelina Jolie revival of the Sleeping Beauty story will break the spell.
That’s Lana Del Rey’s dark cover of “Once Upon a Dream”, from Disney’s 1959 version of Sleeping Beauty.
Maleficent is scheduled for a 30 May 2014 release.