Disney just released it’s teaser trailer for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. In this tale of the classic Nutcracker we have Clara (Mackenzie Foy) who searches for a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. In the trailer we see a golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party which 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.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms stars Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and featurs a special performance by Misty Copeland. The Nutcracker may not be hitting theatres for another year, but we have to say we’re intriqued it has a “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”feel to it, but with costumery that reminds of Beauty and The Beast. Hopefully, this proves to be a holiday winner for Disney, which is also premiering Wreck It Ralph 2 next November.
Directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 2, 2018.