Updated: Newell's Great Expectations trailer
Mike Newell has moved on from that wonderful Prince of Persia to a great classic, Great Expectations, and to prove that the last film didn't hurt him he's pulled in a great cast including Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Flemyng, Robbie Coltrane, Ewen Bremner, Sally Hawkins and David Walliams as well as Jeremy Irvine playing Pip and Holliday Grainger as Estella.
It's a great cast and David Nicholls has adapted this version, a name you might know from other screenplays such as Starter for 10, he also wrote the novel, the television series Tess of the D'Urbervilles, One Day, again he wrote the book, and the upcoming and thoroughly exciting Bridget Jones's Baby. Mmmm.
For those of us who complain about remakes, and there are a lot of us, why don't we complain about remakes of the classics? If you can come up with a logical reason as to why people shouldn't then why doesn't that apply to all other remakes?
It's an interesting thought I had as I realised that this looks like a traditional remake rather than setting it in some different time or flipping the characters about or some such change. I'm rather accepting of it and yet I should be saying "not another remake!".
Anyway, this is a powerful trailer for what looks like a very strong adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations and with a rather good cast to boot. The trailer really does play out well, have a watch, the Great Expectations trailer comes through...
[Update]: The trailer was previously removed so here's a new one that comes through First Showing and it looks way better than the previous. This one does really hammer home the emotional strength of the film and some of the strong performances we're to expect. This is way better than the previous trailer.
Would you be tempted back to see a classic, a remake no less?