Watch: THE LITTLE PRINCE International Trailer

The Little Prince international trailer was just released and it looks magical.

There will probably be much criticizing of turning such a classic children’s book like The Little Prince into a movie that could essentially disturb any fan’s version of the famous tale written by French poet and author (among other things) Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  This is probably one of those books that many people would regard as something that wouldn’t translate well in a feature film setting.

However, maybe now with the technology we have, it is possible, because the international trailer for The Little Prince, combining both digital and stop-motion animation gives it a unique look that seems to work just perfectly for a story as this.

The trailer is in french, but if you’re already familiar with the story, you’ll probably be able to recognize the characters and the them and the emotion of the story.

Read the English translation of the dialogue from the trailer:

Old man: Oh, oh! I’m here! Up here! [He waves.] Good evening!
Little girl: [Reading] Once upon a time, a little prince who needed a friend?
Old man: I’ve flown almost everywhere in the world, until something miraculous happened.
Little Prince: Please, draw me a sheep.
Old man: I’ve always wanted to find someone to share my story with, but I think this world has become too grown-up … It’s only the beginning of the story!

And although we might not see the U.S. version just yet, we know this this much – Mackenzie Foy (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, part 2) is The Little Girl, Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls, The Notebook) is The Mother, Jeff Bridges (The Giver) is The Aviator, James Franco (The Interview) is The Fox, Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises) is The Rose, Benicio del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) is The Snake, and Riley Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) is The Little Prince.  Other talents are Paul Giamatti, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks, and Bud Cort.

The movie will be released in France on October 7, 2015, and sometime in the U.S. in 2015.

The Little Prince screenshot of paper airplane