For a long time the possibility of a Downton Abbey movie seemed like wishful thinking. However, several months ago the project was officially announced, along with the fact it would be getting a theatrical release. Now, we have our first look at the upcoming movie and you can take a look below.
The first look at Downton Abbey the movie has a lot of the same touches of the original TV series, with a look at the bell pulley system the household uses and plenty of shots of the upstairs versus the downstairs worlds. The grand house is front and center in this first look, as the movie seems to be keeping the basic plot of the flick under wraps. What’s maybe most fun about the first trailer is its cheeky confidence.
“You are cordially invited,” the trailer reads, “to the motion picture event of the year.”
That’s pretty brazen, considering 2019 has a slew of high profile movies coming, not least of which are Jumanji 3 and Star Wars Episode IX (full list of releases), although I’m not sure there’s a ton of audience crossover between the people who love Downton Abbey and the people who geek out over Star Wars canon. I could be wrong though. Regardless, I appreciate the brash confidence.
What we do see in the trailer includes maids opening up and readying rooms, a special letter being signed, a scene that looks to be a sort of parade or maybe a coronation (depending on what year the movie will visit), and a lone motorcyclist heading to Downton. The flick started filming about three months ago and it’s nice there’s any footage together for it already.