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Disney is on a roll. In recent years they’ve not only acquired both the Marvel and Star War brands but also successfully capitalised on their own extensive catalogue of animation classics.
Each one of their remakes has found success, at least at the box-office. Starting with Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” to Angelina Jolie led “Maleficent” to the last years tepid “Cinderella”.
Next year the studio attempts to remake a more recent classic. That is if you consider 25 years recent. Check out the teaser trailer for Disney’s 2017 live action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson as Belle.
Not much is revealed in the teaser. Other than Watson we do hear the voices of Ewan McGregor and Sir Ian McKellen though we’ve yet to see how they plan to adapt inanimate objects such as a teapot and a candelabra. And how will the Beast look? Can’t be too scary for the kids and too cartoonish for the adults. Tight rope to walk for director Bill Condon. Fortunately, he can fall back on the classic songs. For fans of the music you’ll be glad to know two new songs have been added for the 2017 remake.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” remake opens in the US and UK on the 17 of March 2017. No release date for Asia is available at time of publishing. Follow alcaTsar on Twitter for updates.
|Producers||:||David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman|
|Cast||:||Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson|
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|Beauty and the Beast Hong Kong Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Beauty and the Beast Indonesia Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Beauty and the Beast Malaysia Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Beauty and the Beast Philippines Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Beauty and the Beast Singapore Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Beauty and the Beast UK Release Date||:||17 March 2017|
|Beauty and the Beast USA Release Date||:||17 March 2017|
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Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon from a screenplay by TBD based on the 1991 animated film, the film is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.