I tend to forget that there are other film adaptations out there aside from David Lean’s immortal 1946 version* of Great Expectations. Mike Newell is the latest gentleman to take on Charles Dickens’s novel of love and coming of age and creepy broads that wear their wedding dresses for decades. We’ve got Helena Bonham Carter in a rather inspired casting choice for the decrepit Miss Havisham, though I do wish she’d been aged a bit more, as she looks more like the Corpse Bride than a skeletal creature that hasn’t seen the sun in years.
I’m a bit tepid on this, but I suppose it could be interesting. Mike Newell can be a good filmmaker when he’s on. When he’s not, though, he makes Prince of Persia.
*: Other than the amazing episode of South Park.