I’m surprised this teaser trailer is out already, since I didn’t think we would see one until the end of July or later. It looks good. I’m a huge fan of the original story, I absolutely adore the film, and I have a so-so relationship with the musical. When sung by a great cast of voices, it is gorgeous. The original recording isn’t, to my mind, a great set of voices. The farewell stage production I saw a few years ago was terrific… in its second half, once it got past all the rude sexual gestures that went with some of the songs. I’m hoping the film can avoid that, because the story deserves so much more.

Still, it looks wonderful. The only problem I see is releasing it the same day as The Hobbit. That is just not fair. For me, Tolkien gets top priority, which means Les Mis will have to wait a day or two…

What do you all think? Yay to bringing this musical to the big screen, or nay?