Benedict Cumberbatch Harnesses The Power of Grumpiness in New Trailer For THE GRINCH
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have released an amusing new trailer for the animated film adaptation of Dr. Suess' The Grinch. Benedict Cumberbatch provides the voice of the title character and the new trailer offers us a good amount of new footage from the film that shows us what The Grinch is up to as he attempts to ruin Christmas for the town of Who-ville.
This is a classic story, one that has been told a few times already. My favorite will always be the original 1966 animated version that we all grew up with. I'm not completely sold on this latest adaptation of the story, but I'll still watch it and hope that it turns out good.
The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Doctor Strange) lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food.
Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh.
Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who—a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer—plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheme threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one. Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all?
The Grinch was directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier and it will be released on November 9, 2018. Are you looking forward to this movie?