The Magic Flute Trailer Promises A Whimsical Musical Adventure

Admittedly, it’s not every day that names Roland Emmerich and Wolfgang AmadeusMozart are placed so close to each other. No disrespect intended for either artist; the director and composer have earned their own supporters – if one is more infamous than the other. But who would have thought that the day would come when the filmmaker behind independence day, Two days laterand last February moon fall could he one day be half responsible for the return to the big screen of one of Mozart’s most revered works? Certainly not this writer, at least. But that day has well and truly arrived, as seen with the first trailer for The magic flute, the latest film adaptation of the classic 1792 opera of the same name, which comes from executive producer Roland Emmerich. What a strange timeline we live in.

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As the film’s trailer, posted on Emmerich’s Twitter, promises, The magic flute will take us on a dazzling journey “through time, through music” and “through love”, following the point of view of a young man named Tim Walker (Jack Wolf), a 17-year-old who travels from London to the Austrian Alps to attend the legendary Mozart boarding school. Although he’s not quick to make friends, it’s not long before Tim discovers a centuries-forgotten passage that draws the precocious teenager into the magical world of Mozart. The magic flute, in which Tim must use the power of music and magic to return to the real world. From there, this fantasy musical breathes new life into the timeless tale.

Also featuring F. Murray Abraham, Iwan Rheon, Asha Banksand Amir Wilsonthis modernized The magic flute comes from co-writer/director Florian Sigle, which is making its film debut. Certainly, with its mix of music, A-list stars and heavy special effects, it seems like a noble project for any filmmaker – let alone one directing their first film, which makes one wonder if the director behind the VFX extravaganzas like 2012, 10,000 BCand 1998 Godzilla had a guiding hand. This is all speculative, of course, but not without reason. Emmerich is certainly the biggest name behind the camera here, after all.

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Whoever was leading the boat, we hope that The magic flute honors the age-old source material that shares its name. It’s a lofty goal, of course, and it’s not one this movie will easily accomplish. But viewers can determine for themselves whether it lives up to Mozart’s mastery when the film hits theaters in the coming months. Currently, 2022 The magic flute is without a confirmed release date, but we’ll keep you posted on the latest developments.

For now, however, check out The magic flutethe trailer below: