When I learned they were going to make a live action CINDERELLA movie, I thought they would go more with a re-interpretation as opposed to a shot for shot remake of the animated film. I was thinking something more like MALEFICENT, which would look at the timeless story in a new light and give us something different. But if the first trailer is any indication, they’re basically telling the story word for word the same way we saw it in the 1950 animated film. I believe we saw this in live action form when Drew Barrymore made EVER AFTER, which was basically the same thing. I’m sure the film will be a hit with kids and I’m sure it will make money, but I’m disappointed in the lack of creativity with this one. Check out the trailer below and see for yourself.
We all know the story of CINDERELL, who is tormented by her evil stepmother, but then falls in love with a charming Prince. CINDERELLA stars Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayley Atwell, Richard Madden, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi, Ben Chaplin and Stellan Skarsgard. The Kenneth Branagh directed film hits theaters on March 13th, 2015.