Linda Woolverton is apprehensive about Jon Favreau's film because of the outcome of the 'Beauty and the Beast' remake.
Here are five fascinatingly different versions of famous Disney movies that almost came to pass, only to be consigned to the idea bin of history. Disney had been trying to make a version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale ‘The Snow Queen’ since the late 1930s, but every attempt had run aground. In 2008, the project was revived again and even had some cast – ‘Will & Grace’ star Megan Mullally was onboard as Elsa (then a flat-out villain) and Josh Gad, who did eventually play snowman Olaf in the finished film.
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How anyone could keep a straight face on the set of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is truly beyond us. Footage has emerged online of what Emma Watson had to act opposite in every scene she shared with former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens.
Blink and you’d have missed the ‘Beauty of the Beast’ Chip character cups, not to mention the Chip purses on sale in Primark. “Our Chip Mug has been super popular and is now sold out with the exception of Kingston, Gateshead, Edinburgh, Leeds and Derby who have had a delay on their deliveries,” read a message from the retailer. The popularity of the Disney live-action remake, starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, meanwhile, continues apace.
Emma Watson might only have been paid a relatively minor salary of $3 million (£2.4 million) for playing Belle in Disney’s live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, but the movie should make her a fortune. In a shrewd business move, the Harry Potter star is said to have taken a profit-sharing deal with Disney, meaning that if the movie is heading for ‘Maleficent’-sized grosses, she stands to make north of $15 million (£12 million), according to The Hollywood Reporter. ‘Maleficent’ hauled in $759 million (£607 million) worldwide in 2014, and so far ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has made a monstrous $462 million (£369 million) since its release on March 17.
‘Beauty And The Beast’ has already been declared another huge success for Disney, as it has smashed numerous box office records on its way to a worldwide haul of $410 million in less than a week. The publication reported, “There are currently no plans for a sequel and the studio – perhaps with ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ as a reminder – won’t try to force one. It’s understandable that Disney are apprehensive about a ‘Beauty And The Beast’ sequel, as 2016’s ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ grossed just $300 million in comparison to its predecessor’s haul of $1.025 billion back in 2010.
Graphic designer and poster artist Matt Ferguson has built a reputation of creating stunning alternative movie posters over the last few years so we’re delighted to be able two share two of his latest creations for Disney’s live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’, and they’re absolutely beautiful.
In what’s turned out to be a happy ending, the live action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is being released in Malaysia with its so-called ‘gay moment’ intact. Disney had pulled the movie after discovering that the certification board was happy to release the film with a PG13 rating, but only if the scene was cut. Yesterday, Malaysian cinema chains Golden Screens and TGV Cinemas confirmed that the film would be on general release without any cuts.
Disney’s live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ opened this week to strong receptions both domestically in the US and here in the UK. Despite an array of mixed reviews for Disney’s latest starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, the fact it’s a remake of a beloved classic was reason enough for audiences to see it.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ actor Ewan McGregor has addressed the so-called controversy concerning a “gay moment” in the upcoming Disney film involving Josh Gad’s character Le Fou. The Scotsman addressed the furore in as plain a way as possible, telling US talk-show host Stephen Colbert: “It’s 2017, for f*** sake.” Quite.
The live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake is set to make history on March 17 as it features Disney’s first explicitly LGBT character. Speaking to Attitude magazine, the film’s director Bill Condon confirmed that Gaston’s sidekick LeFou – as played by ‘Frozen’ star Josh Gad – harbours romantic feelings for the narcissistic villain, and it’s not just subtext. “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” says Condon in the magazine’s April edition.