Friday, June 08, 2012

Les Miserables & the 150-Year-Old Spoiler Alert

Time for another Book Trailer of the Week, although this one is actually a trailer for a movie - based on a play -  based on a book.  Les Miserables, the stage musical, has been transformed into a British movie set for a December 2012 release.  The first teasers are starting to appear in U.S. theaters now, so it appears that the movie will be getting a big push from Universal Pictures, the distribution company.

Here's a look at the short trailer that's been posted to YouTube - followed by an interesting take on the film trailer from that includes a "150-year-old spoiler alert."  It seems there is already a good bit of controversy about the choice of one of the lead actresses and one who was rejected earlier.  Victor Hugo would be amused, I'm sure.

150-year-old spoiler

6th Book Trailer of the week in a continuing series of unusual and memorable book trailers spotted by Book Chase


  1. The most interesting thing about the upcoming movie is that the selection of actors is actually going to pull in my teen niece and nephew to the theater. Neither of them is familiar with this story. Let's hope it's not too disappointing.

  2. I hadn't thought of it like that, Sandra. I agree...let's hope it doesn't disappoint the younger crowd and that they come away from it appreciating the possibilities of classic lit.