The world of Hollywood seems to be jumping on the children’s story bandwagon at the moment, and we’d like to welcome it’s newest addition – The Tale of Peter Rabbit! However, the rest of the world hasn’t been so welcoming…
Yesterday, Sony released the first official trailer for their modern adaptation of the Beatrix Potter classic, which follows the life of the famous Peter Rabbit. Unfortunately, the Peter we’ll be seeing in the movie is a little different to the fun-loving bunny we’ve all grown up with. Instead, this modern-day Peter will be wreaking havoc and trashing the house of Mr. McGregor – played by Domhnall Gleeson (AKA our favorite person ever).
Sony have put together an impressive piece of CGI for the movie, but that’s where the compliments end. Their choice of James Corden as the title role has not gone down with movie buffs, who are starting to get fed up with his constant appearance in films (and to be honest, we are too). Corden is also joined by Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki, so we hope they can bring the movie up a notch.
However, it seems they will have a tough job on their hands, as it’s the story that is angering Beatrix Potter fans the most. Basically, they are struggling to believe that the much-loved children’s author wanted her beautiful story to be transformed into a film that features raucous house parties and a naughty rabbit insulting Domhnall Gleeson…
Check out what everyone has been saying on Twitter:
I just watched the trailer for the Peter Rabbit Movie and I don’t think I’ve ever been so deeply offended by anything in my life.
— Sarah Dire (@pikapies) 21 September 2017
— Gavin (@Gavinmation) 22 September 2017
Beatrix Potter was a Wonder Woman. A genius. A fantastic human.
She’d be fuming at that Peter Rabbit film.
— ?Jenny? (@QueenOfTheSonic) 21 September 2017
Just saw the ‘Peter Rabbit’ trailer.
There is a special place in movie hell for everyone involved.
— Christopher Johnson (@OfficialCDJ) 21 September 2017
And that’s just the start of it. We have to say though, we kinda get what they’re saying. When it comes to making movies, there are just some stories that need to be left alone.