It is becoming apparently clear that producer David Heyman wants to adapt every literary classic that has anything to do with the Brits. He previously helped bring the Harry Potter and Paddington books to the screen. Now, he’s responsible for giving audiences the fourth cinematic adaptation of The Secret Garden. Let’s take a look at the main trailer below.
Oh boy, Heyman what have you done?
I actually just finished reading Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel and this is not that novel. Story beats have changed, important moments are twisted, and Colin Firth‘s character is around way more than he ever should be. There also seems to be legitimate magic in this movie.
If I can say one good thing about this film it’s that the casting at least looks to be spot on. But everything else isn’t exactly getting me excited. Will the kiddos like it? Oh, I’m sure they will. But will people who have actually read the novel appreciate it? Eh, not likely going off this trailer.
The Secret Garden hits theaters in the UK on April 10, 2020.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?