WATCH: The first 'Beauty and the Beast' teaser trailer is here!

MANILA, Philippines – The music is so familiar, the opening bars a beautiful reminder of an animated classic. But the look of Bill Condon's upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast is all new, bringing the beloved 1991 Disney film to life, and fans get a good look at it in the new teaser trailer, released Monday, May 23. 

We see some iconic images – a dark and seemingly abandoned castle, Belle (Emma Watson) gazing at a mesmerizing magical red rose, and a painting, focusing on a young boy. 

Aside from Emma, the star-studded cast includes Sir Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and Luke Evans as Gaston.   

Watch the teaser above for more, and then weigh in on this first look at the film, set to hit theaters March 2017. –