Magic Meets Capitalism in Trailer for The Portable Door

Magic Meets Capitalism in Trailer for The Portable Door


Tom Holt’s 7-book series The Portable Door had come out back in 2003, and 20 years later, the project is finally getting its movie adaptation with a  cast that includes Sam Neill, Christoph Waltz, and Miranda Otto.

Check out the trailer for The Portable Door:

Here’s the official description:

Paul Carpenter (Patrick Gibson) is an intern at a mysterious London firm with unconventional employers, including a CEO who wants to disrupt the ancient magical world with modern corporate practices.

The movie comes from Jeffrey Walker, who had directed Dance Academy: The Movie and Ali’s Wedding. He had also directed episodes for TV with shows like Modern Family, The Commons, and Young Rock.

I guess it’s also worth noting that the magical company in the film, J.W. Wells & Co. comes from another piece of fiction called The Sorcerer which was a Victorian era play by writers Gilbert & Sullivan. Other books in the Holt’s series include, In Your Dreams; Earth, Air, Fire, and Custard; You Don’t Have to Be Evil to Work Here, but it Helps; The Better Mousetrap; May Contain Traces of Magic; and Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Sausages.

The series seems to be leaning in on the magical element, and kind of feels like a magical secret society that’s been controlling everything without people knowing it. Personally, it kind of feels like a Harry Potter spinoff where we follow wizard office workers, but I guess we’ll just see where it goes.

The Portable Door is set to release in cinemas on March 23.


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