First Full Trailer 'Dr. Seuss' The Grinch' Starring Benedict Cumberbatch
"Today we will do mean things, and we will do them in style." Universal & Illumination have debuted the first official trailer for Dr. Seuss' The Grinch, their new animated take on the classic Christmas story about the lovable green grump the Grinch. Benedict Cumberbatch voices the Grinch. No other voice cast members have been announced, Cumberbatch is the only one officially named. Description from Universal: "The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism." Sounds pretty much like the same story we've all seen before (and I adore the classic animated TV version). Hopefully there's something new about this! Take a look at the first footage below and let us know what you think about this.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) Scott Mosier & Yarrow Cheney's The Grinch, from YouTube:
Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh. Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who—a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer—plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheme threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one. The Grinch is directed by filmmakers Scott Mosier (veteran producer) & Yarrow Cheney (co-director of Pets), for Illumination Entertainment. The screenplay co-written is by Ken Daurio, Michael LeSieur, Cinco Paul, based on the book. Universal will release The Grinch in theaters everywhere November 9th this fall.
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
Seems the Grinch has gone to the orthodontist...
kitano0 on Mar 8, 2018
Would have been cool to see Carey reprise the role.
DAVIDPD on Mar 8, 2018
His voice isn't as deep as I was expecting with Cumberbatch speaking and all, I guess it's too much to ask for a decent Grinch movie to finally be made.
4chan on Mar 8, 2018
Umm...the original is a classic and while I was initially opposed to the Jim Carrey version, the interpretation wasn't TERRIBLE, but this....seems unnecessary. An update for the sake of making some money. Bah humbug.
THE_RAW_ on Mar 8, 2018
This is just so stupid. Who wants this? Anybody? I didn't care for the Jim Carey crapfest, and this seems even worse. Just pointless. Hollywood can be so damn tone deaf. Call me if you want to know how to make money you fools. We just want movies that make us feel that you cared about them.
Mark on Mar 8, 2018
Some of y'all sound like the Grinch lol.
Brandon Cole on Mar 9, 2018
I think we're all suffering from reboot/remake fatigue. lol Especially on stuff that doesn't necessarily warrant it.
THE_RAW_ on Mar 9, 2018
Yea , that's true ha. I like Benedict as the Grinch though so i'm intrigued to see it.
Brandon Cole on Mar 9, 2018
I look forward to your review! lol
THE_RAW_ on Mar 13, 2018
There's too much effort about that Christmas idea and everythint that surronds it ...
shiboleth on Mar 9, 2018
Watch out for some great fart jokes and stellar recycled 3D assets. It's from Illumination, so you know it's pure quality.
Seboso on Mar 9, 2018
Didn't they just make a shiny new plastic version of this Christmas classic already?
Charles Knowlton on Mar 10, 2018
I also thought they "just made" that one, but it was released in 2000! Not so recent... But yeah.
Alex Billington on Mar 10, 2018
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