A new poster from the upcoming Nutcracker and the Rat King movie has been released.
1920s Vienna. Nine-year-old Mary(Elle Fanning) lives in a home filled with lovely things and loneliness. Bothered by bratty brother Max (Aaron Michael Drozin) and neglected by well intentioned, but distracted, parents, she yearns for companionship and adventure. On Christmas Eve, Mary’s beloved Uncle Albert (Nathan Lane) arrives with the gift of a wooden nutcracker doll. Later that night, Mary’s imagination brings the doll to life.
Introducing himself as “NC,” he takes her on a wondrous journey through a stunning dimension where toys assume human form and everything appears ten times larger. But danger lurks. An army of toothy rat creatures, led by the flamboyant Rat King (John Turturro) and his devious mother, has unleashed a plot to overthrow humanity. When NC is captured and placed under a paralytic spell, Mary, Max and a spirited band of toy sidekicks must rescue him from the Rat King’s clutches and thwart his wicked plans to ‘ratify’ the world.
The film, directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy (Tango & Cash), also stars Hunyadi Aron, Pepe Balderrama, Jonathan Coyne, Frances de la Tour, Fernanda Dorogi, Kriszta Dorogi, Ferenc Elek and Richard E. Grant.
Nutcracker and the Rat King will hit theaters in the U.S. on March 12, 2010.
Nutcracker and the Rat King premieres in Russia on December 15, 2010 and a US release date is still to be decided.
Nutcracker and the Rat King Promo