‘Beauty and the Beast’ Sneak Peek Offers a Glimpse at Emma Watson and Dan Steven’s Chemistry
It’s been about four months since Disney premiered the first teaser for their live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, and the wait for the official, full-length trailer hasn’t gotten any easier. Following last week’s reveal of concept art and behind-the-scenes photos, the studio has debuted a clip from a new sneak peek that’s included on the upcoming 25th anniversary release of the animated classic.
The exclusive sneak peek at the live-action Beauty and the Beast will be featured, in full, on the forthcoming Blu-ray release, but you can watch a short clip from the featurette above. That video includes the concept art of Cogsworth (Ian McKellen) and Lumiere (Ewan McGregor) that we saw last week, as well as a couple of truly beautiful establishing shots from inside and outside the Beast’s castle — which were featured in the initial teaser.
So, what’s new here? A brief segment with director Bill Condon, who acknowledges the difficulty of remaking something that’s already perfect, and a short scene from a table read with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens (Belle and the Beast, respectively). As you can see, the two appear to be reading for an earlier scene, and judging by their talk of King Arthur, it probably takes place in the castle’s impressive library.
With all these recent sneak peeks, it’s safe to assume that Disney is inching closer to finally releasing a full trailer — but man, they sure are dragging this out.
Beauty and the Beast also stars Kevin Kline as Maurice, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette and Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, and hits theaters on March 17, 2017. The 25th anniversary edition of the animated Beauty and the Beast will be available to purchase on Digital HD on September 6 before it hits Blu-ray on September 20.