By Ryan Parsons | Images property of Eurocorp, The Weinstein Company.
The French trailer for Luc Besson's Arthur and the Minimoys has appeared online and, instead of kicking and punching, we are given a CG animation that looks pretty sweet.
Arthur and the Minimoys Trailer
10-year-old Arthur has a lot on his plate: a real estate developer is about to snap up his grandma's home... and there's no way Arthur's going to hang around for his parents or grandparents to sort out the problem. Maybe the solution lies in his grandpa's treasure, which is hidden somewhere on the "other side" in the land of the Minimoys. The creatures that inhabit this world are just a tenth of an inch tall and live in perfect harmony with their environment.
Arthur ventures into this world of the Minimoys, where he meets Princess Selenia and her brother Betameche. Together they set off to look for the treasure that will save his grandma. An action-packed adventure ensues, full of pitfalls and intrigues, all the way up to the forbidden city ruled by the evil M the Malicious. Arthur's journey in the Minimoys universe reveals that sometimes the smallest heroes make the biggest difference.
Arthur and the Minimoys (Eurocorp) Poster
The film looks like it has quite a bit of suspense, action and sexuality for a CG animation, but maybe I got a little confused with all of the lag from the French connection.
However, here is a bigger mystery -- doesn't Freddie Highmore look strangely familiar to the lead character in Sony Pictures' CG animation Monster House? Now that is something!