Trailer Debut: Wuthering Heights

Fresh from the wiley, windy moors comes the trailer for Andrea Arnold‘s new take on Emily Brontë’s legendary novel Wuthering Heights.

Don’t expect a traditional adaptation from the Oscar winning director; although the film still tells the tale of a poor boy named Heathcliff who falls for his young foster sister Cathy, Arnold has reportedly stripped the film of its period gloss.

According to The Guardian (following the film’s debut at the Venice Film Festival), “the script is salted with profanities, while the plot finds room for brief moments of nudity and an animalistic al-fresco sex scene”. Hitfix say it doesn’t all work; that the plot has been “boiled … down to its essences”, and despite Robbie Ryan’s gorgeous cinematography, it’s “a non-motion picture”. We’re still mighty intrigued, and a lot of that has to do with this bewitching trailer.

Perhaps the most obvious difference between this version and those that have come before is the casting of James Howson as Heathcliff, the first black actor to take on the role (although the closest to Brontë’s original description of the character). Skins star Kaya Scodelario plays Cathy.

Let the trailer in-a your window.

Wuthering Heights arrives in Australian cinemas courtesy of Transmission Films in 2012.

Discuss: But will it beat the best adaptation of the tale so far?

2 Responses to “Trailer Debut: Wuthering Heights”

  1. The trailer looks amazing. Hopefully the film follows through!


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