Though Disney is more applauded for their work on animation, their live-action department also brings in a lot of money. This November will see the release of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and some new colorful character posters have just been released.
Check them out:
Here’s also the official synopsis:
All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. 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. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and featuring a special performance by Misty Copeland, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.
I’ll admit, the movie looks a lot like Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, but the production value is outstanding nonetheless. A reboot of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast isn’t enough to get me into a theater, but the promise of spectacular visuals and intricate character design will be enough to get me interested.
The Nutcracker is directed by Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston and stars Mackenzie Foy, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freema, Keira Knightley, and Jayden Fowora-Knight; also there’s a special performance by Misty Copeland.
Catch The Nutcracker and the Four Realms in theaters Nov. 2.