Finally after much waiting, we have the very first full trailer for Disney‘s live-action remake of their animated classic Beauty And The Beast. The film stars Harry Potter alumni Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as Prince Adam aka The Beast.
Just about a week back we got a look at most of the characters appearing in the film when new images were released. There was a small backlash against the look of the Beast which people deemed as “too ugly” (Kinda like the whole point of the film). But yes, the look wasn’t sitting well with me as a general viewer too, but thankfully that wasn’t the case in with the trailer. While the look needs to be slightly more polished, it is overall on point.
The trailer is simply a visual eye candy for the most part with the gold popping out throughout. It is a much welcome change since most of the modern blockbusters using CG tend to have a washed out look. Again, after doing a brilliant on The Jungle Book the visual effects look very impressive with each animated character having a sense of reality to it (as much as a talking candle stand and a clock can have).
One last thing I hope is that the filmmakers haven’t changed the soulful title track sung by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson. Expect a much bigger backlash if they pull that move! (Honestly, please don’t Disney, please don’t)
So are you ready to get a little nostalgic? Watch the trailer here:
Video Courtesy: Disney Movie Trailers via YouTube
The live-action remake is directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Twilight: Breaking Dawn) with Evan Spiliotopoulos and Stephen Chbosky penning the script.
Filling the supporting roles are Kevin Kline as Maurice (Belle’s father), Josh Gad as Le Fou, Luke Evans as Gaston, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette.
Beauty And The Beast will release worldwide on March 17, 2017.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for the film: