A new trailer of All the Light We Cannot See reveals the star Mark Ruffalo as a protective father in the story of two teenagers during World War II. Based on the novel of the same name by Anthony Doerr of 2014, the television series of the Netflix streaming platform follows the story of Marie-Laure LeBlanca blind French teenager who hides with her father, and of Werner Pfennig, a German teenager forced to fight for the Nazis. The novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2015.
Netflix has released a trailer for All the Light We Cannot See, revealing a closer look at the main cast, including Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie, and also revealing the November 2nd release date.
The trailer presents a slow and steady crescendo of shots of the characters and places up to scenes of fiery war. He also hints at the role of Ruffalo in history as the father of Marie-Laurefled from Paris with an important diamond in tow.
The adaptation of All the Light We Cannot See was first announced in 2019, with the project led by the director of Deadpool 3, Shawn Levy.
The actor Mark Ruffalo e Laurie joined the cast in January 2022, while the television series wrapped filming in July 2022. Previous reports have indicated that the limited series will consist of four episodes and Levy stated that the show will last approximately four hours.
All the Light We Cannot See is a harrowing war story related to the events of the 1944 Battle of Saint-Malo. The novel uses the perspectives of Marie-Laure e Werner to tell a story of moral and ethical dilemmas through a wartime lens. As shown in the short trailer, many scenes from the battle of the Second World War will be present in the Netflix television series, bringing the descriptions and themes of the novel to the small screen.
The strong emotional presence of Ruffalo in the trailer also points to the familiar aspects of the story, especially from the point of view of Marie-Laure. It appears that the adaptation will use the visual medium to its advantage to accurately translate the book and convey the horrors of war as only cinema can.
With the release of the television series scheduled for November, it will still be a while before the thrilling tale of the novel hits viewers’ screens.