The promo for the brand new movie aired Sunday evening through the Oscars
Movies have had it tough over the past 12 months. The pandemic closed theaters, and what theaters remained open noticed solely a fraction of their former viewers turnout. Hollywood’s banking that with extra American’s getting the COVID-19 vaccination, this could possibly be the 12 months folks begin going to the films once more as life inches again to regular.
With that in thoughts, the brand new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story adaptation comes as a welcome appetizer for the upcoming return to theaters. The teaser, which aired through the Academy Awards, provides a vibe of The Outsiders-meets-Moulin Rouge.
— West Side Story (@WestSideFilm) April 26, 2021
A West Side Story fan appreciated the filming areas. “YES! When I moved to the neighborhood about 10 years ago, and every dog walk down to the river since, I think, this looks like a West Side Story set,” a Twitter user said. “Sure enough…”
The imagery is on level, gushes at Twitter consumer: “This is a PHENOMENAL shot.”
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) April 26, 2021
Josh Gad (Olaf from Frozen) can’t anticipate the movie. “Now. Want. It. Now,” Gad wrote.
The reboot stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as Tony and Maria, and can get a normal theatrical premiere (sounds so quaint, doesn’t it?) on December 10. The movie has already been delayed for a 12 months as a result of Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing shutdowns.
Stephen Spielberg appears to be a fan of Zegler’s, as one Twitter consumer observed. “Steven Spielberg calls ‘The greatest Maria I have ever witnessed.’ “
— Grace Sandak (@GraceMSandak) April 25, 2021
Some sharp-eyed viewers observed the…ah…lack of Ansel within the teaser. “whoever edited that west side story trailer trying to hide ansel elgort.”
whoever edited that west aspect story trailer making an attempt to cover ansel elgort pic.twitter.com/hQUimASJsW
— 𝐋𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐚 (@sincesuburbia) April 26, 2021
The trailer brings pictures remarkably much like the 1961 movie model, with photographs of New York neighborhoods. Then we’re handled to glimpses of the Jets and the Sharks. From the seems to be of the trailer, Spielberg determined to remain devoted to authentic movie, because the photographs and dance numbers seem acquainted, notably the varsity dance setting, the knife battle, and the candy balcony scene the place Maria and Tony confess their love for every nother.
Rolling Stone stories the script for the brand new model of the Broadway musical was penned and developed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tony Kushner of Angels in America fame. The gorgeous choreography is by New York City ballet director Justin Peck.
Rita Moreno, who portrayed Anita within the 1961 adaptation, additionally seems within the Spielberg movie in a supporting position as Valentina.
One Twitter consumer needed to ensure Moreno’s presence is nothing wanting required for the reboot. “Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story will drop it’s trailer during the Oscars,” the submit reads. “Let’s not forget this scene and how Rita Moreno made history.”
Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story will drop it is trailer through the Oscars. Let’s not overlook this scene and the way Rita Moreno made historical past. pic.twitter.com/kTc5PYaley
— yekaterina (@ageofadnaloy) April 23, 2021
Judging from behind the scenes footage, the dance scenes can be FIRE.
WEST SIDE STORY TRAILER SUNDAYYYYYY pic.twitter.com/HMCxq25r3z
— darlene 🥀 | WSS TRAILER (@bwaydarlene) April 22, 2021
Meet you on the films? We’ll be the folks fangirling within the entrance row.