Disney has released the first trailer for its upcoming live action reboot of the classic animated film, Beauty and the Beast. Let’s take a peek:
As you can immediately see, the film is lavishly done with a dark a brooding setting for most of the scenes, which take place in the Beast’s castle. The film’s plot and characters stay mostly true to the original animated film, with Emma Watson in the lead role of Belle and a heavily CGI-enhanced Dan Stevens as the Beast.
The plot of the movie will obviously have a few key differences from the original, which is now 25 years old. But when you watch the trailer you’ll see that it remains remarkably faithful. Slashfilm has a nice side-by-side comparison of the trailer with original scenes from the animated film.
The only bad news is the release date — in March, 2017. Lots of fans, including me, were hoping for a Christmas 2016 release. What do you think?