The Nutcracker is probably one of the best known Christmassy ballets and tales there are. Almost everyone has heard about and knows it.
Many have tried to adapt the ballet for the big screen – or at least the little ones, however, not many have succeeded. Thus, it shouldn’t be surprising that Disney has taken on the story and is developing a movie version of the ballet. After the release of the first trailer, it seemed like Disney may succeed with the movie adaptation.
With summer slowly coming to an end, Disney has released a new poster (see above), as well as a new trailer for its upcoming movie, which will premiere in November.
In the trailer, we get an even better glimpse of the storyline and what Clara (Mackenzie Foy) and the soldier Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight) will have to overcome in order to save the Four Realms and to defeat Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren).
The official synopsis of the movie makes it even clearer what we can expect come November:
“All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. 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.“
The upcoming movie certainly has a darker theme to it than what one would expect from knowing the ballet and given its Christmassy theme. However, I do not think it will take anything away from the story, but rather, it helps to adapt the storyline and give a unique style to it.
Watch the trailer below to get an idea what you can expect when The Nutcracker and the Four Realms hit cinemas on November 2.