Tuesday, 26 January 2016

New one sheet for The Little Prince arrives online

Onyx Films have recently released their latest one sheet for Mark Osborne's (Kung Fu Panda) The Little Prince.

First published in 1943, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's much loved children's tale Le Petit Prince has been adapted several times, including a live action version in 1974 and a recent French TV cartoon series.

Directed by Kung Fu Panda's (2008) Mark Osborne, the film boasts Jeff Bridges (True Grit), James Franco (127 Hours), Rachel McAdams (Midnight In Paris), Marion Cotillard (Rust And Bone), Benicio Del Toro (Savages), Mackenzie Foy (The Conjuring), Ricky Gervais (The Invention Of Lying), Albert Brooks (Drive) and Paul Giamatti (Sideways) leading the voice cast.

Saint-Exupéry's plot sees a pilot crashing in the Sahara desert and meeting a young boy who claims to be a prince fallen to Earth from an asteroid. The Prince regales the Pilot with tales of other asteroids, narrow-minded adults, a fox, a rose and more.

As you will see, the trailer reveals another layer to that narrative in Osborne's version, with the Pilot recounting his strange tale to an audience of one – a young girl with a high achieving mother. Note the different animation styles between the girl's strand and that of the Prince's.

Irena Brignull (The Boxtrolls) and Bob Persichetti (Puss In Boots) wrote the screenplay, and The Little Prince stems from the indie Onyx Films, taking on the corporate might of Pixar and Sony Pictures with seemingly considerable panache.

The Little Prince is set to arrive in UK cinemas this March.

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