Walt Disney Pictures has dropped the final trailer for its remake of “Beauty and the Beast.” The movie will come out in March 17, 2017. Disney’s first “Beauty and the Beast” was an animated movie. It came out in 1991. The story is based on a French fairy tale written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.
In the 2017 version of the romantic fantasy film, real-life actress Emma Watson plays Belle and actor Dan Stevens plays the Beast. Other well-known actors include Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci.
The latest trailer shows Belle as she is imprisoned by the Beast in his large castle. It also shows her meeting some of the castle’s so-called staff members. They include household objects, like candles, teacups and teapots. The trailer also shows Belle and the Beast dancing together. Watson is seen wearing Belle’s iconic yellow dress.
The final trailer also includes the film’s beloved song. Ariana Grande and John Legend sing the new version of the emotional ballad. Here is the trailer which quickly became the top trending video on YouTube:
Fans of the earlier “Beauty and the Beast” are pleased that the live-action version looks very similar to the animated classic. One crazy fan even created a video comparing scenes from the 1991 film to scenes from the newest trailer.
Still, some have criticized the film trailer: After all, what’s the point of making a straight-up copy? Other than oodles of money for Disney, of course. But the real question is whether the chemistry between Watson as Belle and co-star Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as the Beast will be enough to recreate the romance of the original.