Disney’s The Jungle Book was one of 2016’s finest movies, and one of the best live action adaptions ever made. Following the film’s incredible success, (95% on Rotten Tomatoes and over $966 million worldwide) Disney is all set to replicate that with this year’s Beauty And The Beast. As far as these live action-reinterpretions go, Disney are not doing too bad. A few bad Alice films, but brilliant remakes such as Cinderella and Pete’s Dragon show that the House of Mouse indeed know what’s up.
In a new featurette for the upcoming Beast, Harry Potter star Emma Watson reveals her love for Belle. Of course, unlike The Jungle Book and Cinderella, Beauty And The Beast isn’t that old. The original film hit theatres everywhere in 1991, but, as we know from the Spider-Man and Batman franchise, reboots can never come too soon. The new film has an all-star cast, including Dan Stevens, Stanley Tucci, Sir. Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. You can check out the new featurette below, in which Watson states, “I have loved Beauty and the Beast since I was about four-years-old.”
In addition to this, Disney has dropped a brand new international poster for the flick. You can check that out below.
So, what do you guys think? Are you excited to check out Beauty And The Beast? The film hits theatres everywhere on March 17, 2017.
Belle is a young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle in exchange for the freedom of her father Maurice. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s exterior to recognize the true heart and soul of the human Prince within just as a hunter named Gaston is on the loose to take Belle for himself and hunt down the Beast at any cost.