The Spiderwick Chronicles - Poster, Trailer
With the release of Stardust this past weekend, two more fantasy films had their trailers debut on the big screen, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising and The Spiderwick Chronicles, two films adapted from popular novels that seek big screen success over the next few months. Spiderwick is due in February. To my eyes, Spiderwick looks to be the better of the two on the basis of the trailer alone. The feel reminds me of Bridge to Terabithia (with more fantasy) and The Neverending Story (with more reality). On top of that, it stars Freddie Highmore, a very promising young actor who has already made a splash in Finding Neverland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and will be appearing in the upcoming August Rush. The trailer has a sense of wonder and magic that I hope pays off in the feature.
That is all for this week!