At this point, we're starting to understand that all one needs to do to sell a pilot these days is to pick any work of classic literature, chop words off the title, and set it in the modern day. 'Alice in Wonderland' becomes 'Wunderland,' even Green Arrow comics become 'Arrow,' so what's the latest hack n' slash adaptation coming to The CW? Why, an adaptation of Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' of course, courtesy of Reese Witherspoon! Guess which word they chop off!
Mike Newell's 'Great Expectations' is about to have its coming out party at the Toronto International Film Festival, as that's where it will be having its premiere, and if it's good enough then it might come to theaters in America. But until then here's a clip from the movie, showing the first time that Pip (played here by Jeremy Irvine) meets his benefactor (Ralph Fiennes) as an adult.
Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' is no stranger to adaptation. To date, there have been thirteen TV movie (or mini-series) versions, six films, and one 'South Park' parody. Director Mike Newell is the latest to tackle the book, and now there's a trailer, albeit an international one with German subtitles.