Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Breaking News: Gans' "La Belle et la Bete" Trailer Released This Morning

Released exclusively to Premiere Magazine France first this morning, and now spreading like wildfire through the web, we can now see the seriously gorgeous trailer for Christophe Gans' newest movie La Belle et la Bete (full screen recommended!):
And here's Premiere's write-up below the trailer (auto-translated from French & kept intact as our power is about to go out for a few hours here!) with some added screencaps I quickly made this morning:

"Monsters movie should be beautiful creatures" stated Christophe Gans comment out the first pictures of Beauty and the Beast exclusively unveiled in the pages of First - and kept secret his vision of the Beast.  
The first trailer and it lets see the creature suggests that the filmmaker was keen to put this statement into practice.Worked in computer graphics from the expressions of Vincent Cassel , facial animation of the Beast was one of the main technical challenges of film Christophe Gans and seems to have been beautifully statement. Another splendor of these raw images, scenery, grand, first announced an aesthetic gem through visions and magical interpretation of Gans away from the confined atmosphere of Cocteau's film. 
We also know that the director of the  Brotherhood of the Wolf wanted to return to the original tale of Madame de Villeneuve, which gives greater emphasis to the context - the social status of a family - and therefore the father, played by André Dussollier, as well as 'behind the transformation of prince beast tracks barely sketched in versions of Cocteau and Disney. And in fact, the trailer highlights the father figure and shows Vincent Cassel without the mask monster, opening the field to explore the story of the lesser known public areas. 
The voiceover narration and the "Once Upon a Time" still remember we are on familiar ground and the film is all public wants. And the sequence of scenes where we see  Léa Seydoux move from fear to attraction emphasize especially that it is primarily a love story.Beauty and the Beast  will be in theaters February 12, 2014.

Wow. All the iconic scenes from the story appear to be present (I do love the reflection and Belle grabbing the knife!) and I can already see more of Villeneuve's story in there than we usually would, though with Gans' sensibilities and preference of course.
It's obviously family friendly (I'm not quite sure what I think of the little CG creature yet) and is very unlikely to have the raw sexual energy of Premiere Magazine's photoshoot with the two stars (see below) but it does seem as if it will stand among the best  - and most beautiful - Beauty and the Beast films to date.
I can't wait to see this!
Note: There appear to be some formatting issues today but since I'm about to go offline, I'm not going to keep trying to fix it.
Fairy tale bonus of the day:
Premiere Magazine also had a special photoshoot with Léa Seydoux and Vincent Cassel regarding their new film and the resulting images look a lot more Angela Carter than Cocteau!
Here they are:

1 comment:

  1. Looks beautiful. Although I'm already sure what I think of the little CGI critter, and it's not good. Oh well, what's a fairy tale movie without an extremely annoying sidekick?