Since the original source material is rather short, Hollywood always needs to flesh out Seuss' writing in order to support a feature-length film. For the latest take on the writer's green, holiday-hating curmudgeon, the Grinch (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), along with his faithful dog Max, plans to steal Christmas from Whoville like he always does.
However, his dastardly scheme will become foiled by young Cindy Lou Who, who is being raised by a single mother. Cindy wants to find old St. Nick and thank him for helping her mom out every year around the holidays when it comes to presents appearing under the tree. Something tells us she'll find Grinch instead and cause his heart to grow a few sizes. Just a hunch, though.
Watch the new trailer below and fill yourself up with Christmas cheer in the middle of June:
Illumination also unveiled a new poster while teasing the new trailer. The tagline reads: "Resting Grinch Face," a funny little reference to the real-world concept of a "resting b--ch face." That certainly applies to the sole resident at the top of Mount Crumpit.
Directed by Scott Mosier (Free Birds) and Yarrow Cheney (The Lorax), this is the third adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic 1957 story after the 1966 animated special and the 2000 live-action version that was directed by Ron Howard and starred Jim Carrey in elaborate, sometimes unsettling makeup.
The Grinch arrives to suck all the holiday joy out of theaters Nov. 9.