A new trailer has been released for the upcoming live-action Disney adaptation of the film "Beauty and the Beast."
The clip shows the castle in which the Beast (Dan Stevens), who was turned into an animal by an angry enchantress, lives and shows the arrival of Belle (Emma Watson), a young woman who loves to read and who may be the key to reversing the spell that was put on the Beast and the servants in his castle.
Belle is seen looking at the magical rose that marks the time until the Beast will stay in his current form forever.
The film also stars Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, and Emma Thompson.
"Beauty," which will be released in March 2017, will be Disney's latest attempt to adapt one of its animated films as a live-action one. Many of the studio's past efforts, including this year's "The Jungle Book," have done incredibly well at the box office.
"Beauty" is still one of studio Disney's most successful and acclaimed properties. The 1991 film, which was released during a time period in which the studio produced some of its most renowned movies such as "The Lion King" and "The Little Mermaid," was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, the first animated film to receive that honor. While other movies such as Pixar's "Up" and "Toy Story 3" have received nods since, "Beauty" is still the only animated film to receive a nomination in a year when there were only five movies nominated.
It became the third-highest-grossing movie of the year.
Monitor film critic David Sterritt wrote of "Beauty" at the time, "It blends child-pleasing characters and plot twists with jokes and musical styles that clearly have older spectators in mind. The film's most brilliant episode, a lavish production number in the old Busby Berkeley tradition, is sure to please children with its spectacular sights and lively sounds; but it's just as sure to please grownups.... Only the conclusion of the picture is a bit of a letdown, pulling out too many stops to achieve an ending that's not just happy but sugary sweet. [But] the tradition of high quality lives on at the Disney studio."