‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ release date, casting, trailers and more. Check back for regular updates as we bring you all the details as they come available.
Last Updated: December 19th, 2017.
Following in the footsteps of several other live-action adaptations of classic tales comes, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The upcoming Disney movie is the live-action retelling of E.T.A Hoffmann’s 1816 story, The Nutcracker And The Mouse King, which was the inspiration and basis of Pyotr IIyich Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet The Nutcracker.
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So what is The Nutcracker and the Four Realms all about?
The original 1816 story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, tells the tale of a little girl called Marie Stahlbaum. Her favourite Christmas toy, The Nutcracker, comes to life and upon defeating the evil Mouse King in battle they leave together for a magical kingdom populated by dolls.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will be based around this but will no doubt have changes made to the original story. The most current synopsis, provided by IMDB, is;
A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
Is there a The Nutcracker and the Four Realms release date?
Currently, the movie is pencilled in for a UK release date of October 26th, 2018 and November 2nd, 2018 for the US.
It was initially scheduled to be released at the same time as the live-action adaption of Mulan however that has been pushed back significantly to 2019.
Is there a The Nutcracker and the Four Realms promotional trailer?
Disney has released the first offical trailer for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Who is set to star in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms?
It’s a star-studded cast that has been lined up for the movie with some very big and well-known names. MacKenzie Foy (Interstellar) will play Clara, Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game) as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Helen Mirren (Red) will be Mother Ginger and Morgan Freeman (Se7en) is Drosselmeyer.
Other cast members include;
Jack Whitehall as Harlequin,
Eugenio Derbez as Flower Realm King,
Miranda Hart as Drew Drop Fairy,
Ellie Bamber as Louise,
Misty Copeland as The Ballerina,
What else do we know about The Nutcracker and the Four Realms?
Entertainment Weekly has released exclusive first look images of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms showing both MacKenzie Foy as Clara and Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy.
— Disney (@Disney) December 8, 2017
Reports that the movie has undergone reshoots have also emerged via The Hollywood Reporter.
Lasse Hallstrom in a statement: "The film is in very good hands in London while I'm away…I will return to post production after the holidays" https://t.co/w33YeP3Opv
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 13, 2017
Is The Nutcracker and the Four Realms something that you should go see?
The trailer certainly speaks volumes for what is to come. Visually, it looks completely stunning and will certainly be a treat to see on the big screen, but the musical composure is what is the most exciting. Bringing back happy memories of Fantasia it looks like an entire orchestra has been brought in to provide the music which is something that is rarely done now.
Just from the look and the music that has been put together to create this movie makes it a must-see.
What do you think about The Nutcracker and the Four Realms? Are you already set on seeing this movie? Leave a comment below to let us know your thoughts.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is scheduled for release, 26th October 2018.
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