A new trailer for Fish Tank director Andrea Arnold's big screen adaptation of the classic 1847 Emily Brontë novel Wuthering Heights has been released. The film stars Kaya Scodelario and James Howson as the characters Cathy and Heathcliff. It looks like a visually stunning film and a unique adaptation of the story about love and revenge.
Here's the Synopsis:
Andrea Arnold’s WUTHERING HEIGHTS is an excitingly fresh and distinct take on the classic novel by Emily Brontë.
An epic love story that spans childhood well into the young adult years, the film follows Heathcliff, a boy taken in by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw. Living in Earnshaw’s home, Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the farmer’s teenage daughter, Catherine, inspiring the envy and mistrust of his son, Hindley. When Earnshaw passes away, the now-grown characters must finally confront the intense feelings and rivalries that have built up throughout their years together.
Arnold’s film is a beautiful and evocative visual masterpiece that brings out the powerful emotions at the heart of Brontë’s classic novel, resulting in a viscerally affecting love story. It is a sweepingly old-fashioned tale of family, class, and romance told in a bracingly modern way by one of contemporary cinema’s most gifted and unique filmmakers.
The movie is set to be released on October 5th. Check out the trailer and let us know if you think it looks like a solid adaptation of the novel.