Early Promo Teaser for Weta Workshop's Wind in the Willows
Whoa, wait just a minute. It was barely even a month ago that we first reported that a new Wind in the Willows movie, using a combination of live-action and animatronics, was in the works at Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop down in New Zealand. Considering movies made like that usually take a very long time to come together, I didn't expect to see anything from it for a while, but I'm surprised to say otherwise today. SlashFilm discovered that an early promo teaser trailer for Weta's The Wind in the Willows is available on the film's official website. It's only an early animated promo, while actual filming will start later this year.
Watch the early promo teaser for Weta's The Wind in the Willows:
The Wind in the Willows is the classic Kenneth Grahame fairy tale that has been adapted many times before, probably most memorably by Disney back in 1949 as The Adventures of Ichabod Crane & Mr. Toad. Weta's Richard Taylor, who worked heavily on Lord of the Rings and King Kong, is overseeing the effects. Directed by Ray Griggs and written by Bill Marsili (Lightspeed), the $30 million production is scheduled to shoot this fall using live-action and animatronics. In Marsilii's script, the animals join forces to save their land from a sinister plot that threatens to destroy an uneasy truce between the peaceful animals of the Willows and what remains of Mankind. Apologies for the teaser being so dark, that's how it came! Visit the official website.