WATCH: Animated film ‘Peter Rabbit’ launches new trailer

Today, Sony Pictures Releasing International debuts the new trailer for Peter Rabbit, the upcoming feature that brings all of the audience-favourite Beatrix Potter characters to the screen in a brand-new, modern adventure. The film will be released in Philippine cinemas April 2018.

The new trailer can be seen below.

James Corden brings the mischievous Peter to life, with Rose Byrne in the female lead role of Bea and Domhnall Gleeson as Mr. McGregor. Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley will voice the roles of Peter’s sisters Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.

Directed by Will Gluck from a screen story and screenplay by Rob Lieber and Will Gluck, based on the characters and tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, the film is produced by Will Gluck and Zareh Nalbandian, with Doug Belgrad, Jodi Hildebrand, and Jason Lust serving as executive producers. Sony Pictures Releasing International will release the picture, which is a presentation of Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation.

In Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers now takes on the starring role of his own contemporary comedy. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as their fight to gain control of McGregor’s coveted vegetable garden and the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne) extends to the Lake District and London. James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.

Peter Rabbit is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Michael Fassbender plays flawed detective in ‘The Snowman’

Selecting the actor to portray protagonist Detective Harry Hole for Universal Pictures’ suspense thriller The Snowman was always going to be complex process. When news first got out that the character would be adapted for screen, the rumor machine went into overdrive—with speculation rife as to who was going to manifest this literary sensation.

Based on Jo Nesbo’s global bestseller, The Snowman will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Trinoma, Glorietta 4, Market! Market! and Fairview Terraces) starting November 22, 2017.

For Michael Fassbender, there was never any question about wanting to portray Harry. The role presented the actor with his first detective. “At the time of the script arriving at my door I didn’t know anything about him,” admits Fassbender. “It was a totally new world for me. Then I started to expose myself to the books and the world that Harry occupies, and I’ve become very fond of the character.”

That said, ahead of playing Harry, Fassbender was wary of reading the books. “The script is independent of the book, and I didn’t want to get attached to things that were in the book but not in the script. I did, however, read the beginning, to get an idea of where this character started, what Jo’s version of him was. I just wanted to see where those raw characteristic traits were—the description of him and his physicality.

“It’s difficult to improve on someone’s experience of reading the book when you are making the film,” Fassbender continues. “As a reader you are filling in a lot of the blanks. The descriptions of the murders can be a lot more horrific and haunting because our imaginations are much more vivid, scary and twisted than what you see in cinema.”

Fassbender appreciated Harry’s quirkiness, which comes down to the character’s social ineptitude. “He’s cool but doesn’t try to be cool; he’s very much his own individual. Harry does what he does because he has his own compass; it doesn’t bother him what other people make of him. While sensitive he’s not necessarily interested in being socially accepted, even in his workplace. He’s a bit of a loner and forces people to put in more hours than they might like to.”

In the film, a sociopath who calls himself “The Snowman Killer” has targeted the one person for whom he wants to show off his methodical, unthinkable skills: the lead investigator of an elite crime squad. With cunningly simplistic baits such as “Mr. Policeman, I gave you all the clues…” he begs to have a worthy opponent to play his sick game.

For Detective Harry Hole (Fassbender), the murder of a young woman on the first snow of the winter feels like anything but a routine homicide case in his district. From the start of the investigation, The Snowman has personally targeted him with taunts—ones that continue to accompany each new vicious murder.

Fearing an elusive serial killer long-thought dead may be active again, the detective enlists brilliant recruit Katrine Bratt (Ferguson), to help him connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new ones. Succeed, and they will lure out the psychopath that’s been watching them from the shadows for who knows how long. Fail, and an unthinkable evil will strike once again during the very next snowfall.

The Snowman is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.