Due out next March 17, Disney looks to continue their run of wild success when it comes to live-action adaptations of their popular classics by sending out a new version of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast.
The first teaser has just hit, and while it doesn’t give us a look at the Beast or a few of the story’s other colorful and memorable characters (like Lumiere, played by Ewan McGregor, or Gaston, played by Luke Evans), we do get to glimpse Belle as well as hear a tiny bit of that classic music.
Check it out.
Obviously they’re holding back a lot here, including looks at many of the characters. Plus, we’re itching to see what the new Beast looks like and, of course, that moment when Belle and Beast are dancing in the ballroom.
This may also include the most significant amount of music in any of Disney’s live-action updates to date (with both the classics, as well as new ones), which may even make it an even bigger hit. The animated Beauty and the Beast was huge when it came out in 1992, amidst Disney Animation’s most popular stretch of films, which also included The Lion King,The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Beauty and the Beast (’92) was nominated for four Oscars and won two (both for its music), so can it be a major awards player yet again?
What do you think of the first teaser?