Since Disney first announced the live-action Cinderella every princess has been anxiously waiting in their glass slippers for a glimpse inside the magic and now they can with the new teaser trailer. Announced Thursday, May 15, 2014, Cinderella’s iconic glass slipper takes center stage in the imaginative new teaser trailer. The live-action version of Cinderella is proving to be yet another treat from the Disney camp.
The trailer is a simple one minute and seventeen second clip of a mind-blowing display of the glass slipper. Starting with a simple swirl is a glittery, multifaceted object, the camera slowly panes out to reveal Cinderella’s glass slipper, while the background is filled with a captivating melody that seems perfect for the occasion. Ending with a small blue butterfly flying from over camera, it takes one fly around the slipper before landing gently in its place on the tip.
Currently in production the new trailer of Disney’s live-action Cinderella only hints on what is to come from director Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Iron Man 2) and the amazing cast that has been assembled. Filling the ‘glass slippers’ of Ella will be Lily James (Downton Abbey), later renamed Cinderella after the death of her father and the true nature of her stepmother (Cate Blanchett, Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit) and two stepsisters, Anastasia (Holliday Grainger, The Borgias) and Drisella (Sophie McShera, Downton Abbey) are revealed. Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) will star as Kit, Ella’s stranger in the woods, who eventually reveals himself as Prince Charming as well as Helena Bonham-Carter (Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) as Ella’s fairy godmother in the cover of a kindly beggar woman.
Cinderella is the 2015 installment in a modern-day series of live-action features that re-imagine Walt Disney Pictures, iconic fairy tales. Beginning with Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton, trailed by Oz the Great and Powerful, which was directed my Sam Raimi. Maleficent is premiering May 30, 2015 which was directed by, two-time Oscar-winning, producer/designer on Alice in Wonderland and Oz the Great and Power, Robert Stromberg.
The live-action Disney fairy tales movies have worked to modernize their original stories, by adding shades of intricacies to the original stories. Alice in Wonderland was a coming of age movie for the main character, Alice. It stepped away from the naïve child of the animated version. As in Oz the Great and Powerful, it took a look into power in comparison to the illusion of power. Yet neither gave that defining moment that separated them from the originals and although Maleficent looks to be a bit darker, with a heavier storyline, audiences everywhere will just have to wait and see if it will be able to break loose from the reigns.
Nevertheless, the movies all have a level of entertainment value that is established with Disney. Cinderella is no exception, given the talent involved, including Chris Weitz (director; The Twilight Saga: New Moon, writer; The Golden Compass, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps), who wrote the screenplay, fans could expect that the newest Disney live-action fairy tale vision will offer as much if not more. The live-action version of Cinderella has a number of key elements backing it, a well-known storyline, a terrific cast of talented actors, as well as a writer with some amazing notches on his belt and a multi-talented director. Slated for release March 13, 2015 Disney’s live-action Cinderella new trailer is just the first taste to what looks to be an instant classic.
By Virginia Snowden