Did you see last year’s live action version of Cinderella? It was a lovely rendition of Disney’s animated classic.
We really enjoyed it, with one only one complaint – We would’ve preferred less cleavage. Modesty is something we appreciate. And notice.
Nonetheless, the movie sold over 24 million tickets, so clearly we weren’t the only ones that enjoyed it.
Well, Disney has taken notice, and has plans in the works to release a number of live action remakes of other animated films.
There are a couple out this year, even. Jungle Book was released on April 15 and Alice Through the Looking Glass on May 27.
It’ll be awhile before many of these come out, but it’s definitely a trend to watch for.
Beauty and the Beast – Release date March, 2017
This is already in post production, and the cast looks stellar. Harry Potter star Emma Watson is playing the heroine Belle. More of the cast includes: Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellan as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Josh Gad as Le Fou, and Dan Stevens as the Beast. (If you watched Downton Abbey, you’ll recognize Dan Stevens as the actor who played Matthew Crawley).
You can watch the teaser trailer for this here. Gave me chill bumps!