French Trailer for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Shows a Dark, Rich Adventure
Now, we have the first trailer. It certainly looks like a Gans film: full of rich colour, a creepy castle, a dark villain (This time around, Vincent Cassel seems to be getting the whole lion's body), a beautiful maid, intrigue, and hefty historical context to flesh out the narrative. Certainly, parts of it gravitate towards high fantasy, and I'm a little unsure about what seems to be a Disney-like animal companion (though I haven't read the original story, so it might be in there). But this is made for the big screen, and Gans proved with Brotherhood of the Wolf that he's not afraid to go dark, violent and scary, while still providing some romance.
It's due for release in France in February. No word yet on a North American date. Please note: the trailer is in French, without subtitles.