The first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake reveals the first images of his adaptation of the classic Broadway musical.
Steven Spielberg’s first trailer West Side Story The remake is here. West Side Story It began as a musical created by Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim, and Leonard Bernstein as a remake of the classic William Shakespeare story. Romeo and Juliet. Set in a New York of the 50s, West Side Story continues the rivalry between two gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. The Broadway musical was adapted for the big screen in 1961 by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, and the original film became a classic after winning 10 Academy Awards.
50 years later West Side StoryWith the success, legendary director Steven Spielberg is bringing the beloved story back to theaters in a new way. The film is his first musical and features a young and diverse cast, led by Baby driver star Ansel Elgort as Tony and newcomer Rachel Zegler as Maria. They are in the center of West Side Storylove story, but it also includes Ariana DeBose as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo, Mike Faist as Riff, Corey Stoll and Brian D’Arcy as police officers, and the original West Side Story movie star Rita Moreno as Valentina. Now, after Disney was forced to delay the movie for a full year due to COVID-19, the first trailer has officially arrived.
After previous reports that the first Steven Spielberg trailer West Side Story The remake would air during the 93rd Academy Awards, the debut footage has been officially released. The trailer highlights Spielberg’s version of the musical classic ahead of its release on December 10, 2021 exclusively in theaters.
The first trailer of West Side Story provides an intriguing tease of Steven Spielberg’s latest directing effort. What might surprise most fans of the original musical or movie is the lack of emphasis on the music. There are indications of West Side Storyand Moreno singing “Somewhere,” but the first trailer doesn’t fully reveal how Spielberg is mounting and filming the dance sequences. This could be for advancement only, and future marketing materials may highlight the full scope of this new. West Side Story.
It’s intriguing to see how Disney and Fox are already marketing West Side Story. The trailer makes it look and feel more like a traditional Spielberg movie rather than a musical. This footage relies heavily on the Jets vs Sharks rivalry and only pokes fun at the romance that arises between Tony and Maria. Spielberg potentially leaning more towards drama would certainly help differentiate his West Side Story of the original, but fans of the musical shouldn’t expect the remake to be totally devoid of expected musical elements. Instead, Disney and Fox might be trying to position West Side Story like more of a drama so it can have a major presence at next year’s Oscars.
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