Disney fans got a glimpse of the new Beauty and the Beast film on Monday, with the studio unveiling a two-minute trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of its popular 1991 animated movie.
Harry Potter star Emma Watson stars as heroine Belle while Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens plays Beast/Prince Adam in the film, which is brings back the classic fairy tale about a romance between a girl and her monstrous captor.
In the trailer, Belle can be seen meeting the beast for the first time, and there are also glimpses of characters such as Lumiere and Mrs Potts, voiced respectively by Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson.
Much like the live-action version of Cinderella, released in 2015, this too keeps the tone and feel of the original Disney movie intact. No changes seem to have been made to the story or the grandeur of the film.
Emma Watson looks every bit the Belle we know and love, especially in the ball room scene in the yellow gown. The Beast look far softer in his features than the dreadful one we saw all those years ago. The castle staff who was converted into household items due to the same curse that turned Prince Adam into a Beast, also looks a lot more like household items with less humanly attributes than before.
The visual effects and the music are the strong points of the trailer, which will only be made better when more new/rehashed songs will be released in the coming months.
The film is scheduled for release in March 2017.
(With inputs from REUTERS)
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