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Disney is in full swing on adapting its own existing animation properties into live action movies, and Beauty and the Beast is next on the docket. We haven't seen a ton from the film so far - aside from a brief teaser trailer - but now a new poster had been released and it gives us a stronger idea of how the film will look. Based on the poster, this movie is going to be gorgeous and tap into the look of the original Disney film flawlessly. Check it out.
This poster was released by the official Beauty and the Beast Twitter account, inviting you to be their guest when the movie releases in March 2017. I don't imagine it's an invitation many people will be turning down.
They really nailed this poster. The rose contrasts nicely with the dreary white background, and castle looming in the shot. It's just a very pretty poster (look at how curvy that rose is) and hopefully, the movie looks just as good.
In addition to this poster, we've got the teaser trailer, which showed off some magical sets from the film and gave us our first tiny peek at Emma Watson as Belle. That trailer currently has the most YouTube views gained in 24 hours, so this movie already has a lot of good press going for it. The only thing we need now is a full trailer and a taste of what the Beast will look like. Will they go full on wolf-bear-buffalo in a purple cape, or will he have a new look? I have a feeling we'll be getting that trailer pretty soon.
Beauty and the Beast is directed by Bill Condon (Dream Girls, Mr. Holmes) with a screenplay penned by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Stephen Chbosky. The film will most likely follow the basic outline of the 1993 film. Belle (Emma Watson) becomes trapped in the castle of the Beast (Dan Stevens), who is cursed to appear as a monster until he can get someone to fall in love with him. His fellow cursed servants Lumiere (Ewan McGregor), Cogsworth (Ian McKellen) and Mrs. Potts (Emma Thompson) then begin a plan to have Belle fall in love with the Beast before the curse becomes permanent. The film also stars Luke Evans as the conceited and vain Gaston and Josh Gad as his sidekick LeFou.
Beauty and the Beast is scheduled to release in theaters on March 17, 2017, and with any luck, it'll have all the success of The Jungle Book and the original Oscar-nominated film.