Inspired by the worldwide success of the new magical blockbuster “Cinderella”, record-breaking attendance, Walt Disney Studios began work on a feature film incarnation of another famous animated film – “Beauty and the Beast”.
As in” Cinderella “, to create a magical fairy-tale worlds and magical transformations heroes will use the latest technology and computer visual effects, but in 3D. The original film of 1991 was nice, as we know, the musical composer Alan Menken rooms – one of them, Be Our Guest, dancing and singing enchanted dishes in the castle Monsters – gravy boat, cups, knives and forks, and this number has become one of the most popular in viewers of all ages. This animated film for the first time in history won the “Golden Globe” in the category “Best Comedy / Musical”.
The owner of eight awards “Oscar” Menken uses a new soundtrack, not only those that have become classical music, but also many new works, texts to which the poet writes Tim Rice, one of the founders of the rock opera “Jesus Christ – Superstar” and “Evita”, song texts to animated film, “The Lion King” and “The Simpsons”, the film by Andrei Konchalovsky “The Nutcracker and the Rat King “.
Belle Belle in the new film will star Emma Watson, as Prince converted in Monster – Dan Stevens, famous in the role of Sir Lancelot in the movie “Night at the Museum.” In the role of self-confident contender for the heart of the heroine Gaston – Luke Evans, Mrs. Potts – Emma Thompson, as Father Maurice Beauties – Kevin Kline.
The Tale of Beauty and the Beast – one of the oldest stray stories in world literature and goes back to Apuleius with his Cupid and Psyche. On paper, it was first formulated and published in the middle of the XVIII century, Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve, and then borrowed another story Madame – Jeanne-Marie de Beaumont, who in 1757 and published the book “Beauty and the Beast.” Various versions of the story, and then there were countless, even the horror film about King Kong. The same Alan Menken wrote the music to another film about Beauty and the Beast – a musical about his Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo’s novel was for many years on the stages of New York, London and Berlin.
The new picture puts director Bill Condon, known for the films “Gods and Monsters,” “Twilight. Saga. Dawn,” “Dreamgirls,” “The Fifth Estate”. Shooting will begin in the London studio Shepperton Studios in May. The premiere of “Beauty and the Beast” to be held exactly two years – 17 March 2017.
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