The Professor and the Madman Genre: Biography/Drama Directed by: Farhad Safinia Starring: Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Jennifer Ehle, Jeremy Irvine, Ioan Gruffudd, Aidan McArdle, Adam Fergus, Brendan Patricks, Kieran O’Reilly, Bryan Murray, Sean Duggan, David Crowley,Brian Fortune, Bryan Quinn, Christopher Maleki Release Date: TBA 2019
The Secret of Moonacre is an upcoming fantasy family movie adaptation of the novel The Little White Horse written by Elizabeth Goudge. The movie is directed by Hungarian-born director Gabor Csupo (who also directed Bridge to Terabithia). It is starring Dakota Blue Richards (the girl from Golden Compass), Ioan Gruffudd, Tim Curry respectively as Maria Merryweather, Sir Benjamin who is Maria’s uncle, and the villain Coeur De Noir.
The Secret of Moonacre is set to be released on February 6, 2009 in the UK. Unfortunately there is no official release date for the USA yet. But I bet a date will be announced soon: after all it does look good.
Here below the first official trailer of the Secret of Moonacre:
The Secret of Moonacre Trailer
Plot: “When 13 year old Maria Merryweather’s father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn’t know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre Manor. Soon Maria finds herself in a crumbling moonlit world torn apart by the hatred of an ancient feud with the dark and sinister De Noir family. Maria discovers that she is the last Moon Princess and, guided by an unlikely mix of allies, she must overcome her family’s pride in order to unearth the secrets of the past before the 5000th moon rises and Moonacre disappears into the sea forever.” (Source: Wikipedia)
Really hope it will get a wider release. I really like this kind of fantasy movie. Besides the whole family can enjoy it! The Secret of Moonacre is worth watching. :)