A stunning new ‘Beauty and the Beast’ poster has arrived.
It’s a tale as old as time… and now the critically-acclaimed animated classic is getting a live-action remake. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ stars Emma Watson as Belle, with Dan Stevens as the Beast. But the all-star cast takes a backseat when it comes to the first official poster. Instead, we’re given a hint of the beautiful tale itself, with a closer look at the Enchanted Rose.
And it looks absolutely breath-taking.
Although it’s our first official poster for ‘Beauty and the Beast’, this one-sheet teaser gives a huge nod to the original. After all – the rose is everything.
The tale begins when an old beggar offers the young prince a rose in exchange for shelter in his castle from the cold… but when the prince refuses, the beggar is revealed to be a powerful sorceress.
For his arrogance, she transforms the prince into a hideous beast and places a spell on his castle – turning all of his aides into household objects.
In order to break the spell, the prince must earn the love of another before the rose withers away – with the final petal falling on his 21st birthday. If he fails, he will be the Beast forever.
It’s a tale many of us grew up with… and with Disney remaking its back-catalogue in live-action form, perhaps ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was inevitable. But will it live up to the original?
Although we’ve seen a brief glimpse of the movie in the official teaser trailer, the movie seems to be shrouded in secrecy. And while the main parts have already been cast, we’ve yet to get a good look at any of the main characters.
In fact, we still have no idea how the Beast will look… nor any of his magical helpers.
If they’re as good as this poster, it looks as though ‘Beauty and the Beast’ could be the magical remake we’ve been hoping for. But for now, we’ll have to wait and see.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, alongside Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as Lefou, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.
Bill Condon directs, based on a screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Stephen Chbosky.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ heads to cinemas on 17 March 2017.
Picture Credit: Disney