Saturday, 6 December 2014

First trailer for Strange Magic arrives online

Touchstone Pictures and Lucasfilm have recently released their first trailer for Gary Rydstrom's feature debut Strange Magic.

Based on an original story by George Lucas, turned into a script by legendary sound designer and director of Pixar short Lifted (2011), Gary Rydstrom, alongside Irene Mecchi (Brave) and David Berenbaum (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Strange Magic is described as a fairy tale inspired by William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Set in a world where the kingdoms of the magical and the mysterious are linked but never meet, before an interloper crosses the border and all manner of chaos breaks out, mostly to do with a powerful potion that both sides wish control over.

There will be a musical element too, as songs from the last 60 years help to bring to life the story of a cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps who are all trying to get hold of a magic potion.

Alan Cumming (X-Men 2), Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), Kristin Chenoweth (Hit And Run), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Sam Palladio (Runner Runner), Alfred Molina (An Education) and Peter Stomare (Pain & Gain) are behind the voices for the film, which the company will release in US cinemas on 23 January next year. As for when it will make it over here is anyone's guess right now.

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