Disney is making a live action version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 novel “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” popularized by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” ballet.
The trailer looks good and seems like there will be some sort of twist with the trailer teasing, “The legend you know has a dark side.”
The cast includes a few big names: Helen Miren as Mother Ginger, Morgan Freeman as the eye patch wearing Drosselmyer and Keira Knightly as the Sugar Plum Fairy
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms releases November 2nd 2018.
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.