I've always had a strange obsession with France and its beautiful language, which prompted me to take French all four years of high school and host three French exchange students for a couple summers during my teenage years. In college, I minored in French and had the incredibly opportunity to make my second trip to France, this time as an international student in Paris for six months.
The story involves a pilot who crash-lands in a desert where he finds a curious little prince who has fallen to Earth from a small asteroid. On the surface, the plot sounds like just another strange children's book, but it is actually quite philosophical in nature. The two characters discuss questions about life and the oddities of the adult world throughout the story.
"Though it's often described as a children's book, one of the many beautiful things about the story is its universal relevance; adults can appreciate it, too, often differently than they did as children,'" states this Mic.com article about the upcoming film. And I couldn't agree more.
There is apparently two versions of the film planned, one in English and one in French. Here is the first trailer for the film, in French. I've included a translation below.
Girl: "Once upon a time, [there was] a little prince who needed a friend."
Old Man: "I've flown almost everywhere in the world, until something miraculous happened."
Little Prince: "Please, draw me a sheep."
Old Man: "I've always wanted to find someone to share my story with, but I think this world has become too adult. It's only the beginning of the story!"