Beatrix Potter the classic British Children’s author who created the iconic The Tale Of Peter Rabbit and his many animals, friends. Did she nearly 115 years ago write those adventures to have crazy house parties, deliver cheeky streaker jokes or have animated pigs have a scream out with Domhnall Gleeson? Neither did we but next Easter Peter Rabbit that lovable cuddly little bombard those cute little stories will be invading a house near you! Sony Pictures has released the first UK Trailer today and it’s bad, extremely bad!
Oh boy, I think we can say dear Beatrix might just be turning in her grave in shock at this, however, if you’re under 10 years old this might be a blast. First impressions this reminded me a lot of Russell Brand’s rabbit animated-live action feature Hop, which wasn’t the best of movies either. Call us snobbish, sometimes classic stories should never be updated and should only be enjoyed in time it was originally set. Peter Rabbit is one of those stories that never really should be ‘reworked’.
Yes, we may not be the targeted audience, that audience may be young but they’re not daft either.It’s brash, it’s silly, it’s loud which suits James Corden style even if it’s only a voice. This is one for the kids, just don’t dump them at the cinema and escape as some may not forgive you for that.
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne).
Peter Rabbit has been given a 2018 Easter release date in the UK and Ireland, so expect March/April (The USA 9th February 2018).
James Corden voices the character of Peter with a playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.