Fans of the Disney classic, “Beauty and the Beast”, are eagerly awaiting the live-action remake of the movie expected to be out in March 17, 2017.
It was revealed though that no songs from Broadway have made it into this adaption.
Composer Alan Menken shared in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, “The songs from the movie are in. Actually, none of the songs from the Broadway made the film. I would’ve taken ‘If I Can’t Love Her,’ but the problem is that was for a very specific moment to end Act I of the Broadway show. There’s a moment where the Beast drives her away and he regrets that. But I think Bill [Condon] built a more promising moment for the film, which is when he lets her go and he watches her leave. And as he watches her leave, he sings.”
He added, “There’s actually three new songs written for the movie. It’s called ‘Forever More,’ and ‘Days in the Sun’ is another song added.”
As had been reported earlier, “Days in the Sun” is a song revolving around the animated objects getting nostalgic about their past. Menken also shared that the melody for this song is “sort of a cousin of ‘If I Can’t Love Her.’”
The third song is being kept under-wraps, but given Menken’s mettle as a composer, there is no doubt that fans will fall in love with this musical all over again.
Furthermore, Emma Watson sung three songs in the movie, which pushes the excitement up another notch.
The “Beauty and the Beast” live-action remake is written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Stephen Chbosky and is directed by Bill Condon.