From that perspective, the enchanted rose looks like a magical feather duster. The other Mr. Harvey is a HUGE Disney stan. So, the other night, I was sort of forced to watch the extras on the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition. There was this whole bit where composer Alan Menken, the Hamilton dude, and the married couple responsible for Frozen did everything but lose their clothes and orgy it down in a celebration of one another’s genius. I love animated musicals as much as the next jaded gay (translation: “somewhat“), but grips needed to be gotten! My point is that people LURVE them some Beauty and the Beast. One of the other extras was a sneak preview of the live-action BATB flick starring Emma Watson and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens. It’s coming out in March of 2017 and the first pics have appeared on Stitch Kingdom (by way of io9). It looks like they’re adhering pretty closely to the cartoon.
There’s Hermione near a bookcase, so Belle’s still into reading.
Emma Watson is so perfect to make “The beauty and The beast” 😍😍 pic.twitter.com/wIYwV05KKv
— Lorena Alves (@lorena_alves04_) September 30, 2016
And Belle’s ballroom dress is still yellow.
Emma Watson’s Belle Dances With Beast in New Beauty and the Beast Images pic.twitter.com/xlgqtnm0Od
— Great-Stuff (@Splurgehub) September 30, 2016
I hate it when a beastie is made of CGI. I want to see some jacked-up Hollywood creature feature makeup. If they’re going to potentially ruin someone’s childhood classic, these actors should have to pay with hours in the make-up chair. Remember that abominable blowman of How The Grinch Stole Christmas remake that Jim Carrey threw on us with some years back? Reportedly he had to undergo training with a guy who teaches CIA operatives to withstand torture to endure the pain of his Grinch costume. Firstly, that’s a ridiculous thing to put yourself through if you’re already a multi-millionaire. Secondly – that’ll teach you to mess with a classic.
Here’s the teaser for Beauty and the Beast if you haven’t already seen it.