This morning, Disney dropped a teaser for the upcoming live action remake of the 1991 animated classic. Take a look after the jump:
Mostly we get a look at the Beast’s castle as it is taken over by the cold and other elements. The front door cracks open as a shadowy Belle (Emma Watson) comes in (most likely looking for her father) with the voices of Lumiere (Ewan McGregor) and Cogsworth (Ian McKellen) express their excitement over a girl in their presence. The teaser ends with a shot of the rose in full bloom and Belle bending over to take a look at its beauty.
No look at the Beast or any of the other magical inhabitants of the castle, but I didn’t expect that in this first teaser. What I did love was hearing Alan Menken’s original score. Trailers have had this annoying habit of using slowed down or melancholy remixes of popular or original songs over the films teaser. The same was done during the Maleficent trailers with Lana Del Ray’s cover of “Once Upon a Dream.” It was cool at the time, but now it has become way over used.
So far the trailer looks gorgeous, but I worry about the overly CGI look of the inside of the castle. I don’t know if that was because the teaser was making it seem as if it was over run, or if the production didn’t use a lot of practical sets. Hopefully the next trailer will have less of that look.
Beauty and the Beast will arrive in theaters March 17, 2017 and stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Josh Gad, Stanley Tucci, and Kevin Kline.