Considering that this movie made my list of films for Anglophiles to get excited about last winter and we’re still waiting for a theatrical release ten months later, I’d pretty much given up hope on this latest adaptation of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights ever seeing the light of day in American theaters. The film screened at both the Venice and Sundance Film Festivals and then….apparently fell off the face of the earth. Except not really, as Wuthering Heights now has a brand new trailer and a new “limited” release date of October 5, 2012. Allrighty, then.
The film stars Skins’ Kaya Scodelario as Cathy and newcomer James Howson as Heathcliff, who is notably the first black actor to take on the famous role. Adapted by Oscar-winning director Andrea Arnold, this version attracted a fair bit of controversy last year due to its interracial casting and some rumored changes to key scenes.
This new trailer is actually completely different – and generally better, if you ask me – than the version released back in 2011 – so here’s hoping that means that the folks behind this film have regrouped, rethought their marketing strategy and are actually going to let us see this time. Click through to take a look for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments – is this interesting to you? Or has cinema in general gone to the tortured romance well too many times in remaking this story?