This trailer breathes new life into the “tale as old as time”. Released in it’s native France in 2014, La bella y la bestia has played all over the world and has had a good deal of success. Now with the Disney live action version nearing theaters, Shout Factory is finally brining this fantastic looking movie to America.
Looking to have its feet firmly planted in the fairy tale world, Beauty and the Beast will be a great alternative to the saccharin sweet version incoming from Disney. Don’t get me wrong both look like incredible movies, but this version is 100% in my wheel house. It has a great Pan’s Labyrinth vibe to it mixed with a little bit of the awe inspiring fantasy films that have been coming out of China as of late.
Take a look at the official trailer….
The official synopsis…
An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.
Director Christopher Gans has made some of my favorite genre movies of all time. His name first popped up on my radar when he directed and wrote the adaption of the manga Crying Freeman. Later he absolutely wowed the shit outta me with the awesome and underappreciated Brotherhood of the Wolf. He also did the Silent Hill movie, but it suffered from the dreaded videogame to movie curse few can overcome.
Beauty and the Beast stars Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, Brotherhood of the Wolf) as the Beast and Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color, Spectre) as Belle. It arrives in theaters on September 23, 2016