Emma Watson‘s return to film out of her semi-retirement finds her entering strange dark castles and taming wild beasts. This new teaser for the live action Beauty and the Beast sets the mood as Belle finds and enters the seemingly abandoned home. The talented ensemble cast includes Dan Stevens (Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Ewan McGregor (Lumière), Ian McKellen (Gaston), Kevin Kline (Maurice), Josh Gad (LeFou), and Stanley Tucci (Cadenza).
There will be music and songs in this version, and some pretty detailed CGI one would expect. Unless the producers and director wants Sir Ian McKellen to run around with clock hands on his face or something, but however Cogsworth is depicted, as long as we get to hear McKellen belt out some tunes, we’ll be front and center.
It certainly captures the look of the Disney classic. Director Bill Codon (Dreamgirls) is a good choice to head up this musical live action fairy tale. His work on Dreamgirls won a Golden Globe for Best Picture in 2007, so he is no new comer to musical productions.
Are you ready for some live action dancing and singing Sir Ian McKellen?