Must Watch: Thrilling Gothic Horror in Official 'Jane Eyre' Trailer
Wow this looks beautiful. Focus Features has just unveiled the official trailer on Yahoo for Cary Fukunaga's Jane Eyre, his new gothic horror take on the Charlotte Brontë classic, starring Mia Wasikowska as the titular Jane Eyre, Michael Fassbender as Edward Rochester, as well as Judi Dench and Jamie Bell. This looks absolute amazing, I must say. I wasn't sure what to expect, but wow Fukunaga has taken a very unique spin on this classic and I'm flipping for it. I don't usually have much interest in period pieces, but this looks thrilling. Do yourself a big favor and check out this new trailer, I'm certain you won't regret it. Watch below.
Watch the first official trailer for Cary Fukunaga's Jane Eyre from YouTube:
You can also watch this official trailer for Jane Eyre in High Definition on Yahoo
Based on Charlotte Brontë's classic novel, Fukunaga's new romantic drama stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) in the lead roles. In the story, Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. The isolated, imposing residence, and Rochester's coldness, have sorely tested the young woman's resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. As Jane reflects upon her past and recovers her natural curiosity, she will return to Mr. Rochester – and the terrible secret that he is hiding. Focus Features is releasing on March 11th, 2011.
Here's the thing, though - the book is already quite Gothic, and known as such! The previous adaptations simply never capitalized on the horror aspects already present in the book. (Well, the Orson Welles version tries with some pretty spectacular B&W sets.) They just approached it like your average period romance. I'm so pleased by what I'm seeing of this. Both Mia and Fassbender seem perfectly cast.
equustel on Nov 9, 2010
the book was boring and terrible and i will not watch this !
noneofyourbusiness on Nov 9, 2010
This looks pretty good and with Fassbender as one of the leads I'll be seeing this for sure.
CLAW on Nov 9, 2010
wow, they made jane eyre look intense...it looks pretty well done and i like the music they used from Suspiria in the beginning of the trailer.
ckb on Nov 9, 2010
This looks like a great film but I know a lot of fans who won't find it in good taste just because. I'll boldly familiarize myself with the older film before I take in this one.
Eli on Nov 9, 2010
It looks okay, but it aggravates me that they used the Suspiria soundtrack!
David on Nov 9, 2010
@5 What fans? There's nothing in the trailer that's not in the book.
Moira on Nov 9, 2010
Looks OKAY. Not the greatest trailer i dont think but still like the talent involved.
Bryce on Nov 9, 2010
looks pretty good. Sally Hawkins makes me wanna see it, as does Fassbender.
Xerxex on Nov 9, 2010
i'm pleasantly surprised. i liked the trailer and thought they did a good job with the enviroments. i'm definitely going to see this.
beavis on Nov 9, 2010
I enjoyed this a lot. They're definitely going for a Gothic look for this, and some scenes herein reminded me of Sleepy Hollow (especially when Rochester falls off his horse), which is one of my all-time favorite movies. And Mia...I know it's just a trailer, but seriously, as of right now I don't think we'll ever see her give a bad performance, knock wood. She plays subtle to perfection that it's not even funny. As if you couldn't guess already, I'll definitely be seeing this if it even plays in my city.
J.P. on Nov 10, 2010
LOL! Lost's black smoke makes a cameo.
f on Nov 10, 2010
@8...Totally agree. Worth a look but I'm not going to run right out and see it.
Marc on Nov 10, 2010
Moon on Nov 10, 2010
The funny thing is, you can tell that they are trying to market this to a broad audience with the quick pace of the trailer, but the story moves so slow, I don't think its going to be able to hold people. I'm a Bronte fan, and you'll definitely see me in line for this film, but I'm not sure that it's going to grab the audiences that it wants to.
Tiana on Nov 13, 2010
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