Obviously, everyone is really excited about the new live action Beauty And The Beast movie. But how excited are they for the new live action Beauty And The Beast movie? That is, the other new live action Beauty And The Beast movie. The one that does not star Emma Watson or that guy from Downton Abbey. Oh, are you unfamiliar with that one? It stars Léa Seydoux (Spectre, Blue Is The Warmest Color) and that guy from Black Swan.
Well then, just to fill you in, a French-German production of the classic fairy tale by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot De Villeneuve premiered at at the Berlin International Film Festival back in 2014. Directed by Christophe Gans (Silent Hill), it contains some stunningly beautiful visuals that only veer slightly into Jack The Giant Slayer territory. It received generally positive reviews and raked in $49 million when it was released in Europe, but it never got an official U.S. release until Shout! Factory acquired it this past January. It’s now scheduled to begin confusing enthusiastic, non-observant American audiences when it hits stateside theaters on September 23.