“Instead, he’s a misguided, fresh-faced young man, whose destructive actions warp not only his world, but eventually himself,” EW says.
Illumination CEO Christopher Meledandri says,
“The minute you make the Once-ler a monster, you allow the audience to interpret that the problem is caused by somebody who is different from me, and it ceases to be a story that is about all of us. Then it’s a story about, ‘Oh I see, the person who led us into the predicament is not a person. It’s somebody very, very different.’ And so it takes you off the hook.”
This is going to be huge at the box office come March 2, 2012. I personally can’t wait!
Check out the photos below… you can see the classic images from the book and then the shots from the upcoming movie.