Wednesday, 12 November 2014

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Releasing on 14th November 2014.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST


A film by Christophe Gans
(Brotherhood of the Wolf, Silent Hill)



































After the wreck of his ships, a financially-ruined merchant exiles himself in the countryside with his six children. Among them is Beauty, his youngest daughter, a joyful girl full of grace.

One day, during an arduous journey, the merchant stumbles across the magical domain of the Beast, who sentences him to death for stealing a rose. Feeling responsible for the terrible fate which has befallen her family, Beauty decides to sacrifice herself and take her father’s place. At the Beast’s castle, it is not death that awaits Beauty, but a strange life in which fantastical moments mingle with gaiety and melancholy. Every night, at dinner, Beauty and the Beast sit down together.

They learn about each other, taming one another like two strangers who are total opposites. When she has to repulse his amorous advances, Beauty tries to pierce the mysteries of the Beast and his domain. And when night falls, the Beast’s past is revealed to her bit by bit in her dreams. It is a tragic story, which tells her that this solitary and fearsome being was once a majestic prince.
Armed with her courage, ignoring every danger, and opening her heart, Beauty manages to release the Beast from his curse. And in doing so, she discovers true love…….
Starring:
Vincent Cassel (Balck Swan, Shrek)
Léa Seydoux (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol)


A CHRISTOPHE GANS FILM

With
ANDRÉ DUSSOLLIER
EDUARDO NORIEGA MYRIAM CHARLEINS AUDREY LAMY SARA GIRAUDEAU JONATHAN DEMURGER NICOLAS GOB LOUKA MELIAVA YVONNE CATTERFELD Written by CHRISTOPHE GANS and SANDRA VO-ANH Music by PIERRE ADENOT Director of Photography CHRISTOPHE BEAUCARNE A.F.C - S.B.C First Assistant Directors THIERRY MAUVOISIN and MATTHIEU DE LA MORTIÈRE Production Design by THIERRY FLAMAND A.D.C Costumes by PIERRE-YVES GAYRAUD Edited by SÉBASTIEN PRANGÈRE Creature Design by PATRICK TATOPOULOS Sound by ROLAND WINKE, NICOLAS BECKER, KEN YASUMOTO, CYRIL HOLTZ Visual Effects Supervisor LOUIS MORIN Senior Concept Artist FRANÇOIS BARANGER Line Producer JASMINA TORBATI Post-production Manager DORIS YOBA Co-producers ROMAIN LE GRAND, HENNING MOLFENTER, CHRISTOPH FISSER, CHARLIE WOEBCKEN Associate Producers FLORIAN GENETET-MOREL, VIVIEN ASLANIAN, DANIEL MARQUET
GROUPE UN Executive Producer FRÉDÉRIC DONIGUIAN Produced by RICHARD GRANDPIERRE Directed by CHRISTOPHE GANS In Association with ESKWAD, PATHÉ, TF1 FILMS PRODUCTION, STUDIO BABELSBERG, 120 FILMS With the Support of CANAL + CINE + TF1 and TMC

©2014 ESKWAD  PATHÉ PRODUCTION  TF1 FILMS PRODUCTION
ACHTE / NEUNTE / ZWÖLFTE / ACHTZEHNTE BABELSBERG FILM GMBH  120 FILMS




SOME MEMORABLE QUOTES AND THOUGHTS OF ACTORS, PRODUCER & DIRECTOR

Christophe Gans - Director

“I’ve always seen the monster (The Beast) as an intermediary step between mortal and God.”

“I’d wanted to make a film for a wide audience for a while. Which for me means what it says; it’s not only a film for children, but a film that can be enjoyed by all ages.”

Richard Grandpierre – Producer

“…..we both (Christophe Gans-Director) had the same idea. And that’s what was to become BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. I was as excited as he was. The advantage with Christophe is, in addition to being a great director, he is also a great lover of the cinema and has an extraordinary way of telling you stories...his stories. He can win anyone over. And the way he talked about BEAUTY AND THE BEAST with me was magical. Right away he and Sandra, his co-writer, found a new angle, a way of reinventing this story that everyone knows…”

Léa Seydoux –  The Beauty

The first reaction when offered the role of Belle:

“I said to myself: I am Belle (The Beauty)! No, I’m kidding. I immediately said yes. I thought, this is great, it’s fantastic! It’s the kind of film proposal which is like a gift.”

Vincent Cassel – The Beast

“…I already thought BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was a great idea, and then Léa’sname  surfaced, and it was a viable match, it sparked interest. The rest is history”

Thierry Flamand – Production Design

“On BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a large portion of the sets are real: the main hall, the dining room, Belle’s room, the Beast’s lair, and the cottage interiors and façade. All the scenic elements the actors move around in are also partially constructed: the giant staircase, the stairs in the garden, the bridge leading into the castle, the hallways and the tree Belle climbs on to look out over the domain…”



Basic Information
Production Budget: $51+ Million (INR 295 Crores approx).
Director:  Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolves and Silent Hill)
Producer: Christoph Fisser (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters)
Costume Designer: Pierre-Yves Gayraud (upcoming A Hologram for the King – Tom Hanks)
Creature Designer: Patrick Tatopoulos (I, Robot, I Am Legend)
Special Effects Creators: Nils Bleeck (A Good Day to Die Hard, upcoming Dracula Untold)
Cast:
Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, Shrek)
Léa Seydoux (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol)
Key Points
1.     Film is based on Most popularly known story of all times among audience of all age group world over, box office is sure to ring.  
2.     Big screen adaptation, visually driven, live action which audience will marvel to see after a long wait. 
3.     The Beauty by her true love turns an ugly and fearsome Beast back into a magnificent Prince, the kind of genre widely acceptable by our kind of audience in India.
Theatrical Release date:
14th November 2014.




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