The newest adaptation of The Secret Garden will be skipping a theatrical debut and will instead head straight to VOD.
The newest adaptation of The Secret Garden was initially set to be released in theaters sometime later this year.
However, given the ongoing state of the theater industry, STXfilms and Studiocanal have officially announced that they will be foregoing the previously scheduled theatrical release for The Secret Garden and will instead release the film for a digital release instead.
The film will now be making its debut on Friday, August 7 on video on demand, with the suggested retail price of $19.99.
Check out the official Twitter announcement below!
— The Secret Garden (@TheSecretGarden) June 19, 2020
Based on the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic novel of the same name, The Secret Garden centers on Mary Lennox, a young girl who is sent to England to live with her uncle. While there, she discovers a magical garden on the grounds of his estate. Mary also meets the cousin she didn’t know she had, wheelchair-bound Colin Craven.
And though her uncle wants nothing more than to keep his son bedridden, Mary makes it her goal to show him the magic of the garden so he can live a life beyond the walls of the house.
The film is directed by Marc Munden (Utopia, The Mark of Cain, The Devil’s Whore) and was adapted by screenwriter Jack Thorne (Shameless). This won’t be the first time The Secret Garden has made the jump from page to screen, but even long-time fans will find something new to explore in this adaptation, as it has removed the story from the Edwardian era to 1947, on the eve of Partition in India, and in the aftermath of WW2 in Britain.
The Secret Garden stars Dixie Egerickx as Mary Lennox, Colin Firth as her uncle, Lord Archibald Craven, Edan Hayhurst as Colin Craven, Amir Wilson as Dickon and Julie Walters as Mrs. Medlock.