The Secret Garden was a movie based on a classic novel about dealing with grief, both as an adult and as a child, not to mention the magical wonder of discovering a hidden place. An updated version based on the 1993 film has been announced. The teaser trailer definitely suggests more magical interpretations of the storytelling from the original, using new technology and stunning CGI graphics.
The announcement has made fans reminisce and feel nostalgic for the original, but they're also excited to see what the updated version has to offer. The movie is set to premiere in spring 2020.
The new trailer clearly has more magical elements that weren't featured in the original.
Colin Firth and Julie Walters play the uptight adults of the movie, while Dixie Egerickx, Amir Wilson, and Edan Hayhurst star as the adventurous children who explore the giant manor they call home. Mary Lennox (Egerickx) comes across a secret magical garden that becomes a hideout for her and her friends. This version of the film has a lighter tone than its predecessor.
Fans of the original started feeling nostalgic after the trailer dropped.
The '90s children's classic had a more moody and dark tone than the teaser trailer for the 2020 one. Mary wanders the halls of her aunt's manor, where she lives after the death of her parents. The entire movie is based on dealing with grief, and the "secret garden" becomes a place of respite, but it's not quite as magical as it appears in the upcoming reboot.