Watch: 'Mrs. Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room' Early Teaser
This is one of those great finds that I feel could eventually be a cult hit, but we really don't know too much about it yet. Quiet Earth featured this teaser trailer for a magical fantasy film called Mrs. Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room from English director Mike Le Han. It’s the story of a young girl who gets more than she bargained for when she checks out "movement" in the reading room of the shop across the street. There she meets Mrs. Peppercorn who shows her how magical the world can be… The production values in this look amazing, I just hope the visual effects are impressive, too. Check out this wonderful teaser below!
Watch the first teaser trailer for Mrs. Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room:
Mrs. Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room is both written and directed by former musician Mike Le Han, an English filmmaker mostly known for his music videos & TV work including Britain's Biggest Heists and The Great Train Robbery (a TV movie). This feature is based on a short film of the same name that Le Han made that impressed some people in the industry. He and his wife/co-writer Helen Le Han recently signed a deal with Little Freddie Productions to turn the short into a trilogy, with this trailer being a very early tease. You can read a great interview with Le Han on Screen/Read for more details on this project and his career.
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
Not bad. Reminds me of a Del Toro film and the remake of The Little Princess. The greatness of this trailer stems from its score so far, not its visuals. The next trailer should give a better picture of this film.
ProMovieBlogger on Sep 23, 2010
its got everything! Cute little girl, semi-creepy/magical storyline/fairytaleness/semi-creepy/fantastical characters/heart warming/foreboding tale of magicalness and happiness. I'm in.
Xerxex on Sep 23, 2010
zzz on Sep 23, 2010
The score to the trailer is a bit ridiculous, they seemed to be trying so hard to make it seem like some sort of magical epic along the lines of Harry Potter or something, which it doesn't look it is in any way. Still as you said the production looks nice.
Derek on Sep 23, 2010
i LOVED that brief glimpse of the movie. i loved the scenery, the atmosphere...........everything! i can't wait to see it! and #1 - nope, del toro would have gone overboard and weirded that up to the point it was ridiculous. and i disagree with your feeling on the visuals. i found them very nice. also, the "greatness" of this is the feeling of some special, heartwarming magical story......not the score - sorry, i'm not trying to hassle you - i just feel your off on the assessment. - i hope we can both agree this movie has great potential. BTW, xerxex - you nailed it perfectly - all movies don't have to be action and violence.
beavis on Sep 23, 2010
#5 All movies aren't. You're being a bit pretentious here. This trailer itself was nothing spectacular, and I'd agree with #4 the most. However, this movie does look to be interesting, I think the trailer could be better though.
danielvutran on Sep 23, 2010
The teaser was strangely disjointed. Made it seem a little too long/lack impact.
Chris on Sep 23, 2010
I was confused, but it looks very interesting and beautifully done.
Guy on Sep 23, 2010
#6, you need to get a dictionary out before making statements - how is my post pretentious? also, i wasn't saying all movies ARE action and violence. i was agreeing with xerxex and saying a movie doesn't have to have those things in order to be good - sorry that went over your head. and BTW - it's a TEASER trailer...........i thought it was good for a teaser. your entitled to your opinion #6 - just don't be throwing out words you don't know how to use.
beavis on Sep 23, 2010
It's got Mrs Dingle from Emmerdale Farm in it. Sold
Crapola on Sep 24, 2010
#4, considering it's stock music and wasn't made especially for the movie/trailer (it's Ancient Crystal by Jim Dooley, in case anybody cares) I thought it fit pretty well. I'll agree it got a little over-dramatic in the bookshelf scene, but otherwise it's a great track and was (almost) a perfect fit for the atmosphere of the movie.
Femur on Sep 26, 2010
#11, that music says to me: Rare Exports. Both of the shorts made years ago use this music, and much better as well. Even if it is stock music, it just doesn't fit this very well. I agree with #4 and #7, the score doesn't fit, and is chopped up oddly, as is the cut of the footage. They're trying to make this movie ominous and dramatic when none of the footage is, which gives perhaps a wrong indication as to what the movie is actually about. #9, you are being pretentious, stating someone doesn't know how to use a word, could be considered pretentious, because you believe to know better than others, doing so unjustified as well. Secondly, you were being pretentious the first time round as well. To quote Merriam Webster: "making usually unjustified or excessive claims (as of value or standing)". Which you did do in relation to this movie ("the "greatness" of this is the feeling of some special, heartwarming magical story……not the score" however the score is a tool that would be used to bring across that feeling), as well as in relation generally to other movies ("all movies don't have to be action and violence" implying what most people care about in movies are those two things). #9, Please stop being pretentious and imposing your unbacked opinions on others who disagree with them.
John I.G. on Sep 26, 2010
and of course, YOU are always right, aren't you john IG? and by the way - also it's NOT pretentious when it's my opinion. i didn't make those statements as fact. your reading comprehension is very poor, john. and john, opinions don't have to be based on any necessary fact. you can have an opinion based on your own, personal preferences. and, #12 - i'm making a statement of fact when i say: you ARE a pseudointellectual. i come on here to give my OPINIONS on movies - not be attacked by internet boobs........ you and #6 need to grow up; leave others alone and just comment on the movies or make discussion about the movies - stop with the personal attacks.
beavis on Sep 28, 2010
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