Though I rant and rave about all these remakes and Disney’s creative bankruptcy, their new version of The Jungle Book turned out rather well, so maybe their new Beauty And The Beast will be good too, even if the classic animated movie hardly needs a remake. Disney have released the first look at the new version which shows a great-looking Gothic castle and Emma Watson’s heroine, plus familiar music and what sounds like Lumière and Cogsworth to excite fans of the original. This also will be a musical, with three new songs written by Alan Menken. Rumours that some of the songs from the stage version will be included are apparently false.
The film is directed by Bill Condon, written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Stephen Chbosky, and stars Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. It’s out March 17th next year.