Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” remake is due next year, and thus far fans of the animated 1991 version have only been afforded brief glimpses of this new film’s look. (Jean Cocteau diehards more enamored with his 1946 adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy tale are, presumably, less curious about the whole thing.) That remains true today, though producer Jack Morrissey has posted concept art on his Facebook page featuring two fan favorites: Lumière and Cogsworth.
The image does come with a caveat, however, as Morrissey notes that “these designs are close but may not be final.” Even so, one imagines that the beloved candlestick (voiced by Ewan McGregor) and clock (Ian McKellen) will end up looking fairly similar to these renderings.
Emma Watson and Dan Stevens star as Belle and the Beast, respectively, supported by a large ensemble that includes Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Disney will release director Bill Condon’s take on “Beauty and the Beast” on March 17, 2017.