Live-action remakes are not uncommon, especially for Disney. From “Maleficent” (2014), to “Cinderella” (2015), to this year’s “The Jungle Book” and “Pete’s Dragon”, the entertainment company will finally be releasing its highly-anticipated “Beauty And The Beast” next year and we are curious as ever!
But lucky for us, Disney has decided to unveil a behind-the-scenes sneak peak at their latest endeavour.
Featuring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, the super short bonus clip reveals a small bit of script reading between the 2 leads while one of the film’s beautiful scores (done by James Horner) can be heard in the background.
Watson, who plays Belle, starts off by saying, “What are you reading?”, in which Stevens, who plays Beast, coldly replies, “Nothing”. Not to be over excited or anything, but these 2 have amazing chemistry :)
Belle: “Guinevere and Lancelot.”
Beast: “King Arthur and the round table.”
Belle: “Still a romance.”
Beast: “Hmph. Felt like a change.”
In speaking of the upcoming live-action remake, director Bill Condon talked about the difficulties in doing a remake that’s already “so perfect” like “Beauty and the Beast” (1991).
“I was so excited to hear that Disney was thinking about doing a live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. When something is so perfect, why get near it? And the answer is technology has caught up to the ideas that were introduced in that movie,” he said.
Watch the bonus clip below:
To watch the full featurette, it is available in “Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition” in Digital HD 6th September and Blu-ray on 20th September.
“Beauty and the Beast” will hit cinemas on 17th March 2017.