A new trailer for a live-action version of Cinderella was released today by Disney.
The original movie was released in 1950. While director Sir Kenneth Branagh said that his movie stays pretty true to the original plot, the visuals in the trailer are certainly a little different than the animated classic.
Branagh said: “It’s a very unusual project because anybody sitting down almost certainly knows the story. They’ve had it read to them or they’ve seen the film. I think we get to refresh, reactive and recreate Cinderella from the inside out. The honoring of the original comes in, I think, as sort of a lightness of touch and a sort of lavishness.”
Branagh, who was been nominated for five Academy Awards, gathered a pretty stellar cast for the new Cinderella. Helena Bonham-Carter (Fairy Godmother), Cate Blanchett (Evil stepmother), Stellan Skarsgard (king’s adviser), Derek Jacobi (the king) and Lily James as Cinderella.
Branagh added: “I wanted to take the world to the ball. Life can be pretty rough sometimes and it’s a wonderful thing to be able to invite the world to the ball. And then, from the inside, we’ve given it a contemporary feel that is human and humane and strangely enough, not built around the idea that Cinderella’s life depends on finding a man or things, like clothes or a title, or just hoping this magic will come along. It’s much more about who she is, what she feels about herself, and taking that kind of sort of spiritual cue to make it refreshing in a contemporary way.”
Check out the trailer below.