I have been anxiously awaiting Benh Zeitlin’s second feature since first seeing his sublime debut “Beasts of the Southern Wild”. That was all the way back in 2012. Now seven years later we get the first trailer for his followup “Wendy” and it was worth the wait. The earliest shops shows
From the trailer we can instantly tell this is a fresh take on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. But as Zeitlin showed in “Beasts”, he has a real knack for digging into the imaginations of young children. “Wendy” looks to be trading much of the fantasy element for a more grounded, real-world approach. And many of the images we’re shown aim to convey a healthy array of heartfelt youthful emotion. For an early trailer, it really got to me.
“Wendy” is set for a February 28, 2020 release (limited I’m sure). Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.