Official US Trailer for Christophe Gans' 'Beauty and the Beast' Film
"A beast, fulfill a woman like me?" Shout has premiered the official US trailer for the upcoming release of Christophe Gans' version of Beauty and the Beast, which was released in most of Europe back in 2014, but is just now arriving in the US. Disney is preparing its own live-action take on the classic story next year (see the first teaser trailer here), but this one is much more fantastical and gothic in its approach. French actress Léa Seydoux stars as Belle, and Vincent Cassel plays the Beast, in this very French take on the classic story. The cast includes André Dussollier, Eduardo Noriega, Myriam Charleins and Audrey Lamy. As much as I'm happy to see a new film by Christophe Gans, this looks filled with way too much CGI and excessively colorful imagery that makes me disinterested. Maybe it's better to wait for Disney's version.
Here's the new US trailer for Christophe Gans' Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête), on YouTube:
An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted. This modern take on a classic fairy tale delivers a vibrant and captivating cinematic adventure not to be missed! This version of Beauty and the Beast, originally La Belle et la Bête in French, is directed by French filmmaker Christophe Gans, of the films Crying Freeman, Brotherhood of the Wolf and Silent Hill previously. The script is written by Sandra Vo-Anh & Christophe Gans, based on the original book. This actually premiered at the Berlin Film Festival back in 2014, and opened in many countries that year, but is just now landing in US theaters. Shout! Factory Films will release Gans' Beauty and the Beast in theaters on September 23rd in the fall.