First Look: 'Paddington' Comes to Life Overseas in Live-Action Film
by Ethan Anderton
June 10, 2014
The childhood favorite bear Paddington is hitting theaters in the United Kingdom this fall, but it arrives not too long afterwards here in the United Sates in December. We've already seen a teaser trailer, but it didn't give us a full look at the raincoat donning bear. Now a couple first look photos have surface showing the bear in front of Buckingham Palace and also getting into some mischief on top of a refrigerator in the kitchen. Still photos of visual effects never look all that great, but there's something about the bear's face that doesn't quite work, and it seems to be the eyes lacking life. Hopefully he looks better in action. Look!
Here's two new photos from David Heyman's Paddington from Flicks and Bits:
Paddington is written directed by Paul King, produced by David Heyman (Harry Potter franchise) and based on the children's book character created by Michael Bond in 1958. The story follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who offer him a temporary haven. Colin Firth voices Paddington while Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters also star in the film which The Weinstein Company will release on December 12th in the United States.
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
Damn that is creepy.
DAVIDPD on Jun 10, 2014
Xerxexx on Jun 10, 2014
in all honesty, that second picture will give me nightmares for weeks
Danimal on Jun 10, 2014
Paddington is a shy and gentle bear. The humor in the book is likewise kind and good spirited. I hope that that Paul King and David Heyman remain true to the spirit of Paddington, and do not attempt to update this for a modern audience.
dandassow on Jun 11, 2014
I always wondered what Paddington Bear would look like with all the cuteness drained from him.
cobrazombie on Jun 12, 2014
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