I’m still not 100% sold on Disney’s live-action re-telling of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast. Truth be told, I think I’m just too big a fan of the original animated classic to fully hop on the Emma Watson as Belle bandwagon. But to each their own, and I recognize there’s
probably definitely a huge market for this. Well, Disney finally gave the fans what they wanted, the final trailer for the movie. I’m pretty sure just about everyone is going to lose their shit over this.
The trailer gives us our biggest look into the live-action story yet; but, if you’ve seen the original animated version then you already know what to expect. This seems to be an exact shot-for-shot remake of it. Not that I expected Disney to drastically change the story, although you never know with these live-action versions.
Unfortunately, you won’t get to hear any more of Emma Watson singing in this trailer, although you do get to hear Ariana Grande and John Legend’s take on the original theme song. It’s meh… but that’s kind of how I feel about all of Disney’s live-action versions.
Beauty and the Beast opens in theaters on March 17.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.