Growing up, no Disney film enchanted me more than Beauty and the Beast, and now the magic is set to be brought to life once more in live action form, with one of today’s brightest stars taking the lead.
The first trailer for Bill Condon’s remake has just been released, offering us a small taste of the romance and action to come.
So far the film seems to be closely following the animated version, with Belle’s father, Maurice, finding himself prisoner at the Beast’s castle. Again, Belle offers herself in exchange, and that’s where the magic really begins.
Emma Watson was undoubtedly the most exquisite choice to play Belle, possessing the beauty and grace to bring the Disney princess to life. The Guest actor Dan Stevens is also unrecognisable as the Beast, but somehow his charm shines through in the few romantic moments revealed.
Beauty and the Beast will be released in cinemas on March 17, 2017 in the US and UK and on March 30, 2017 in New Zealand and Australia.