Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast is going to make Disney a lot of money. An obvious statement, but one more solidified after the release of the film’s first full-length trailer. Disney seems to be lying heavily on nostalgia and fandom to sell its live action adaptation of the 1991 Oscar-winning animated film, highlighting an array of familiar scenes and characters that at first glance doesn’t really bring anything altering to the table. However, with people like Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) working on the script, I doubt that we’re in for just a straightforward remake.
Beauty and the Beast is directed by Bill Condon and stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the title characters. The film also features Kevin Kline, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Emma Thompson, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. It is slated to open theatrically March 17.