Here’s what you know about Peter Rabbit, even if you don’t think you know anything about the beloved Beatrix Potter creation: he’s bad, but because he’s a cute little bunny, he’s also good. The star of Potter’s many tales about a darling family of anthropomorphic garden dwellers is now the recipient of his very own hybrid origin story, one that features no less than James Corden voicing the fluffy bunny. And no, he’s still not wearing any pants.
In “Peter Rabbit,” Sony Pictures Animation’s “irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude” about the little dude, Peter’s long-standing feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson, who seems to be hellbent on dominating the space of “beloved kid lit classics, reinvented for the big screen” these days) takes on a new dimension when the pair battle over a charming new neighbor (Rose Byrne), who apparently also adores animals. Looks like the mean Mr. McGregor is going to have to overcome his issues with Peter and his pals, or lose out on love forever.
And yet, you can’t totally blame him, as the film’s first trailer plays up both Peter’s naughty behavior (now, with a weird, contemporary edge) and how it inspires the other animals around him to act out, like by throwing a party in McGregor’s house and totally destroying it in the process. Don’t you guys live outside?
Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley are on deck to voice Peter’s triplet sisters, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail, while Sam Neill will also appear in the film.
Check out the trailer below, thanks to Yahoo! Movies.
The animated comedy opens in theaters on February 9, 2018.