It’s not a con or a swindle, it’s all about putting on a show. And that’s what Hugh Jackman is going to do in the musically-inspired film The Greatest Showman, where he plays P.T. Barnum, the nearly down-and-out title character who not only finds fame in gathering extraordinary people to play at his show, but gives them a sense of hope as well. Of course, there are other subplots that will move the film.
Now Fox has released a brand new trailer that sheds some light on that sense of hope plus some of the other struggles that Barnum will have to go through to achieve his goal of giving his family everything they could have ever wanted. Check out the latest trailer here below.
20th Century Fox has released an official trailer for The Greatest Showman, which stars Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum.
The movie is directed by Michael Gracey, who makes his directorial debut, and is described as a musical celebration of the birth of show business. Also starring is Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Paul Sparks, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
Continue below to read more about the movie and watch the trailer.
This year The Hunger Games franchise, one of Lionsgate’s most successful and lucrative franchises, comes to an end, unless they follow that up with spinoffs and/or prequels. But if it were truly to end, then the studio would need to find another brand. They recently acquired the rights to the Power Rangers movie, and have already hired Project Almanac‘s Dean Israelite to direct the film, although a January release doesn’t bode well for it.
However, they may be banking on an adaptation of Naruto, a popular Japanese anime and manga written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, to be their next big franchise. More on this story below.
Of the many live-action Snow White projects that have been in the works, Disney’s was the most unique. It also was having a difficult time finding its identity. The movie began as Snow and the Seven, telling the story of an Englishwoman who runs off to mainland China in the 19th century and settles in with a band of international warriors after discovering her stepmother is evil. After that, Disney tried to minimize the Snow White elements by changing the name to Order of the Seven and planning to focus more on the warriors than the Englishwoman.
Now, for the time being, none of it really matters as Disney has decided to shut down development on the movie indefinitely. The company has had an up and down year, with John Carter losing them $200 million and The Avengers becoming one of the highest grossing movies of all time. But it’s the former that likely led to the decision to shut down the movie; it’s said that Disney is being very cautious with anything that could have a large budget.
As you’re all aware by now, there’s a hell of a lot of Snow White–based movies on the way. Universal Pictures has a very Lord of the Rings–lookingSnow White and the Huntsman on the way with Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, and a brilliant cast of dwarfs, while Relativity Media has an more traditional version of their own with Lily Collins and Julia Roberts on the way.
Walt Disney, who made the classic animated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs back in 1937, also had their own new live–action take on the way, titled Snow and the Seven. Their version, however, was going to mix things up and take place in the 19th century where an Englishwoman, after returning home for her father’s funeral, runs off to mainland China after discovering her stepmother is up to evil deeds and settles in with a group of seven international warriors.