‘Kung Fu Panda’ director Mark Osborne helms the CG/stop-motion hybrid film adaptation, due to be released in France on October 7, 2015.
Here is the first international trailer for The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), which was released Monday onto YouTube by Paramount Pictures France.
Published in 1943 by Antoine de Saint-Exupery as “Le Petit Prince,” the beloved book has been translated into more than 200 languages, and the property has been adapted for both film and TV numerous times. Paramount brought a live-action version of the book directed by Stanley Donen to the big screen in 1974, and the book most recently generated a French TV series produced at Method Animation that aired for three years beginning in 2010.
Kung Fu Panda director Mark Osborne is helming the latest version, a CG/stop-motion hybrid due to be released in France late next year. The script, written by Irena Brignull, adds to the story a little girl who discovers the Prince's adventures with the stranded pilot/author:
A translation of the trailer is provided below, courtesy of USA Today:
Old man: Hey, I’m up here! Good evening.
TEXT: Rediscover a timeless story….
Girl: Once upon a time, there was a small prince who wanted a friend.
TEXT: …Like you’ve never seen before
Old man: I was traveling around the world, until one day a miraculous thing happened.
Prince: Please, draw me a sheep.
The Little Prince stars Riley Osborne as the Prince, Marion Cotillard as The Rose, Rachel McAdams as The Mother, James Franco as The Fox, Jeff Bridges as The Aviator, Benicio del Toro as The Snake, Ricky Gervais as The Conceited Man, Paul Giamatti as The Teacher, Albert Brooks as Businessman, Bud Cort as The King, and Mackenzie Foy as The Girl.
The film is set for release in France on October 7, 2015. No word yet on a U.S. release date.