This seems to have appeared out of no where as I didn’t have any previous knowledge of a new film version of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel Jane Eyre. Well apparently there is and the first trailer has been released.

The movie (and novel) follows the life of Jane Eyre (here played by Alice in Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska) from her childhood as an orphan living with her abusive aunt and cousins to where she meets and falls in love with Mr. Rochester (Centurion’s Michael Fassbender) who hides a dark secret close to home.

The trailer doesn’t seem to have appeared on YouTube which is a pain so let me give you a link to a site with the trailer on:

The movie certainly looks like it’s playing up on the supernatural elements of the novel, which is an approach we haven’t really seen before. The cast as well are very talented, as long with the two leads the film also features Sally Hawkins as Aunt Reed, Judi Dench as Mrs. Fairfax and Jamie Bell as St. John among others.

The new movie is directed by Cary Funkunaga (Sin Nombre) and has an 11th March 2011 set for the US but nothing for the UK as of yet. Which is a bit strange really.