December 11, 2004

I'm Less Sanguine

Ian very properly draws your attention to this trailer, but I'm rather less sanguine than he is about the eventual outcome. After all, Depp's character is supposed to be an oldish sort of bloke; that's why he's arranged this elaborate scheme to begin with. Depp certainly gets the puckish spirit right, but not the age.

And then, well... I knew Gene Wilder, and you, Mr. Depp, are no Gene Wilder.

Not, alas, that the film which features Mr. Wilder is an unflawed gem; far from it. I'm hopeful, given some portions of the new trailer, that Mr. Depp's endeavour will hew a little more closely to the original book, which has my boys enrapt at the moment.

Posted by Will Duquette at December 11, 2004 08:47 AM