Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Brotherhood of the Wolf is one of my favorite movies. Not only do I find it just to be fun storywise and I love Vincent Cassel to little pieces, but Christophe Gans does a great job of making it a visually stunning feast for the eyes. Seriously the use of color, framing, etc in that movie makes me smile just thinking about it. So when I saw the trailer for his new movie , I was a little giddy. I love the Beauty and the Beast story (Beauty by Robin McKinley is one of my favorite books) and though this looks like a live action version of the Disney telling, I still really want to see it. Which is why it will never come anywhere close to where I live. Curses.

Summary: 1720. 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... Opens Sometime in 2014.

1 comment:

Barry Shaffner said...

We could totally hang out and watch movies together. This sounds like a great telling for the story.

Brotherhood of the Wolf is great.
It connects to my other love that parallels that story in the origins of Anja Creed.