Disney has released a new promo for their live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast that aired during the Golden Globe Awards. It features some enchanting new footage that fans are going to enjoy including Emma Watson as Belle singing part of the iconic opening song in the film. She seems to do a pretty good job, but I'll let you decide if it's as good as the original or not.
The movie looks almost like a shot-for-shot remake of the animated film. Some fans seem very happy about that, where I've seen other people complain about that and wonder what the point of a shot-for-shot remake is. I understand that it grasps the nostalgic attention of the Disney fans who grew up on the original animated film, but I also understand the argument that the film should be something more unique that stands on its own. Either way, I'm looking forward to seeing it and I'm sure it's going to be a huge hit for the studio.
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 was directed by Bill Condon and stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as Lefou, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.
Beauty and the Beast hits theaters on March 17th