Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New PADDINGTON Trailer and Poster


It's time for a new trailer for the family film "Paddington". The story of the Peruvian bear who arrives in London in search of a home has suffered some changes. Originally Colin Firth was in the process of voicing Paddington, but left the project for personal reasons and was replaced by Ben Whishaw. The new trailer tries very hard to sell this movie, but since kids are the target audience, I don't think they should try this hard. After all, the bear is cute enough to pack them into theaters. I have a feeling, though, that their parents will not enjoy it very much. The film also stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Nicole Kidman.

"Paddington" opens in theaters in the U.S. on January 16th and on November 28th in the U.K.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

Paddington Bear Movie Poster

Official Synopsis

"From the producer of HARRY POTTER, a modern take on the iconic and beloved adventures of Paddington bear, translated into 40 languages worldwide.

Adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, PADDINGTON tells the story of a polite young bear from Peru with an endearing talent for comic chaos, who arrives in London in search of a home.

Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to cook marmalade, listen to the BBC World Service, and dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides the time has come to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life. Trusting of the kindness of strangers, she ties a label round his neck which simply reads ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’ Lost and alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon finds that London is not the welcoming, well-mannered land of his dreams, but a rather busy, bustling metropolis where nobody even notices him. Luckily, he meets the Brown family who feel unable to abandon this homeless young bear to his fate. They name him after the station where they found him and offer him a place to stay while he searches for the only person he knows in London: the explorer who impressed Aunt Lucy years before.

But little do the Browns realize just how much comic mayhem one young bear will bring to their family life, and when this rarest of bears catches the eye of a sinister, seductive taxidermist, it isn’t long before his home – and very existence – is under threat… Following in the footsteps of E.T., Paddington tells the universal tale of an outsider trying to find his place in the world – and gives it an exuberant comic twist. Like Mr. Bean, Paddington promises to delight and enchant the whole family."