In 1816, a Prussian man named Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann wrote The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. In it, a girl named Marie Stahlbaum receives the titular Nutcracker, which is in truth, a man who was cursed to look thus in the process of breaking a curse. Over the course of the tale, the two overcome an evil creature called the Mouse King before Marie breaks the curse on the Nutcracker, which leads to the two falling in love, getting married, and then ruling over a magical kingdom of living dolls as co-monarchs. It has been two centuries since it was written, but the popularity of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King can be seen in the sheer number of adaptations that have been made, with the latest example being the upcoming movie called The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
What Does the Trailer For The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Tell Us?
For those who are curious, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is an upcoming movie from Disney that will be based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King as well as one of that particular tale’s most famous adaptations, which would be the ballet called The Nutcracker. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that what has been revealed about the plot of the upcoming movie resembles its predecessors in the broad strokes, though it seems probable that the finer details will see significant differences.
At the moment, the single best source of information available to interested individuals might be the trailer that has been released for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. It provided little information about the plot save what most people could have predicted based on the basic premise, which is that Clara will be visiting a fantastical place in a scene that was rather reminiscent of both Alice in Wonderland and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. However, what it is interesting is that the trailer promised a look at the darker beneath the classic, which sounds promising enough at the moment. Regardless, those who are interested should check out the trailer on their own, seeing as how it is less than 2 minutes in length.
What Else Do We Know About The Nutcracker and the Four Realms?
It is interesting to note that the trailer did provide interested individuals with a look at the cast members. For example, Drosselmeyer is played by Morgan Freeman with an eyepatch. Meanwhile, Keira Knightley showed up as the Sugar Plum Fairy, while Helen Mirren has been cast as Mother Ginger. It will be interesting to see how these characters interact in this latest adaptation of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King as well as The Nutcracker, particularly in light of what has been promised by the trailer. Finally, it should be mentioned that The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is expected to be released on November 2 of 2018, which seems like an excellent choice of timing considering the popularity of watching performances of The Nutcracker at around Christmas time.
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