How are we supposed to get excited for a new Beauty and the Beast movie? We have no pictures!
Well, fear not fans, as Entertainment Weekly’s newest cover story provides an official (and gorgeous) look at Belle (Emma Watson) and the Beast (Dan Stevens) from the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast remake.
Also included in the feature are looks at Beast’s cursed servants Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Mrs. Potts, as well as the infamously sexist sack of toxic masculinity called Gaston. The effort to recreate the style and look of the classic animated film shines through in each image.
Set for release on March 17, 2017, Beauty and the Beast’s star-studded cast includes Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellon, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, and Emma Thompson. If nothing else the movie certainly looks spectacular in these shots. With a variety of live-action Disney remakes in production, a lot of pressure rests on Beauty and the Beast to deliver as one of the first to be released. The original 1991 animated classic raked in Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song for “Beauty and the Beast,” while also winning Academy Awards for Original Score and Song. It was also the first (and one of only 3) animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture by the Academy Awards.