‘The Grinch’ has never looked so adorable. Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have released the first poster for Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch. The film won’t hit theaters until next year, but the studio decided now would be the perfect time to promote it.
The poster you see below features an adorable kid version of The Grinch, which means we might get some sort of origin story. Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the titular character. Pete Candeland and The Secret Life of Pets co-director Yarrow Cheney are directing the film.
“Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Doctor Strange) lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food.”
Obviously, this is not the first adaptation of The Grinch. There have been several throughout the years. One of the more memorable adaptations was the live-action film in 2000 starring Jim Carrey. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but it had/has a lot of staying power. When people mention The Grinch, they are mostly likely talking about that movie.
We’ll see how this animated version stands against the classics. It’s set to hit theaters November 9, 2018.