Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is one of the most loved classic fairy tales of all time so it's not really surprising that Disney decided to make it into a live-action movie. However, critics are asking if the live-action movie can do as better as its animated version or at least as good as. Actor Josh Grad says, it's exactly what they are doing. The live-action movie will not just relive the experience but also dig deeper into the story.
Just like the other animated versions of Disney turned into a live-action movie, the upcoming "Beauty and the Beast" movie will make its fans reminisce moments from the original animation but with a twist. "But it goes further into the trenches in terms of the mythology and in terms of the characters. And there's a scope to it and a pathos to it that, having seen it, I can tell you is unexpectedly very emotional. I just think the new music as well as the old music is going to blow everyone away." the actor said.
According to film director, Bill Condon, he will not replace or copy the classic animated film but broaden its storyline so it can have a story of its own. This strategy has actually been seen in recent Disney films turned into live-action movies namely "Jungle Book", "Maleficent", and "Cinderella".
But if there is one thing about the movie that will remain unchanged, it is its musical roots which are expected to add more adorable songs that audience will surely love.
The film will star Dan Stevens, Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson. A teaser trailer has already been released early this year and it has already surpassed the number of views of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer within 24 hours. The movie will premiere on March 17, 2017.