Who here remembers the Never-Ending Story trilogy? For most of us, this film was a part of our childhood. The magic of a kid escaping his world and into a book’s world while befriending a dragon that helped him on an adventure for an empress was such a classic. Well, I’m here to tell you that there’s a remake of the film in development right now. I know some are you are probably upset that they’re redoing a classic childhood movie but at least wait to see the trailer first before not giving it a chance. You know, don’t knock it ‘til you try it.
For those of you who don’t remember the plot or haven’t seen the movie trilogy yet here’s a plot summary for you. The plot follows the life of a boy named Bastian Balthazar Bux who often faces bullies every day at school. One day he discovers a book that contains a parallel universe. The more he immerses himself in the story the more his life becomes intertwined with the plot of the book. The plot tells the story of a hero who is supposed to save the realm of Fantasia on behalf of an empress. After I saw the A Wrinkle in Time remake, along with the other remakes such as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and the Jungle Book I can say that the remake will bring better graphics to the story. Not to worry though, they probably won’t change the plot too much.
I mainly want to see what Falkor will look like since he was a puppet in the original. I also think this story should be told to a generation that might not know about it yet since it still covers important topics and situations kids face today. Situations like how to deal with bullies and discovering yourself. It also teaches kids that books are a great escape from reality but also great teachers that can help you understand the world around you. Especially if the book character relates to you in some way or you look up to the protagonists in the book. This film is still in development so there won’t be a release date or trailer out anytime soon.