The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming 2018 film based on the classic tale, The Nutcracker. Scheduled for release in November 2018, Disney has released the first official trailer for the film, which can be found below.
Here’s a short synopsis of the film:
All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.
Disney’s live-action adaptation of classic fairy tales, such as Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book and Alice In Wonderland, have been filled with grandeur, mysticism and awe. The trend seems to continue with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms as we see the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley) and the Sugar Plum Dance in all of its bright, colourful and sweet glory.