“With this picture, I want to unleash my imagination,” director Christophe Gans initially said in regards to his new update on Beauty and the Beast. “Although I will keep to a form of storytelling of this timeless fairy tale that is in keeping with the same pace and characters as the original, I will surprise the audience by creating a completely new visual universe never experienced before and produce images of an unparalleled quality. Every single one of my movies has presented me with a challenge but this one is, by far, the most exciting and rewarding.”
We now have the first look at footage to see if the Brotherhood of the Wolf director has indeed succeeded with this new “visual universe.” Judging from this debut trailer, Jean Cocteau and Disney have nothing to worry about, but the pairing of Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux (last seen in Blue is the Warmest Color) has us intrigued. Set to arrive in France on February 12th, 2014, just in time for Valentine’s Day, there’s no U.S. release date, but one can check it out below (sorry, no subtitles yet) thanks to Allocine, along with the poster.
What do you think of the first trailer?
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