'Beauty and the Beast': Disney to Produce Live-Action Movie
By Tanya Diente | June 9, 2014 1:30 PM EST
The success of "Maleficent," a retelling of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty," has prompted Disney to make a live-action movie of one of its favorite classics, "Beauty and the Beast."
The classic fairytale romance, with a premise that love is more powerful than any kind of magic spell, will be turned into a live-action movie and has already found its director in Bill Condon.
Variety reported Condon will direct the live-action version of "Beauty and the Beast." Evan Spiliotopoulos is writing the script with Mandeville Films as the producer.
Condon is best known for his directorial work on the hit film adaptation of "Dreamgirls." He also wrote the script for the movie adaptation of the musical, "Chicago." He also delivered two of the best reviewed films in the "Twilight" series, according to Variety. He has also recently adapted the "Twilight" script to Fox's "The Greatest Showman on Earth."
The decision to make the well-loved classic animation, "Beauty and the Beast," into a live-action movie can be linked to the successes of other Disney classics, "The Wizard of Oz," "Alice in Wonderland" and recently "Maleficent."
Disney is taking a big leap in turning "Beauty and the Beast" into a live-action movie despite its era being around since 1700s. The classic movie has also been adapted into all manner of mediums over the centuries, slashfilm reported.
Disney has the best adaptation with its animated feature version in 1991, which grossed more than $375 million worldwide. Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" also led to a broadway play and became one of the few animated pictures to receive a "Best Picture" Oscar's nomination.
Turning "Beauty and the Beast" into a live-action movie is a simple proposition for Disney. Ever since its announcement, fans of the fairytale classic wonder who will play Belle and the Beast. Disney has yet to comment on further details on the production. In the meantime, fans are voicing their reactions over the news on Twitter.
@SpoilerTV The remake of Beauty and the Beast disney!and who will be the perfect Star?wish it will be Kristin Kreuk & Jay Ryan,they r prfect
— dennese l lacson (@littleaiz) June 6, 2014
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Kate Middleton First Official Solo Trip: Details For Malta Tour Revealed [PHOTOS]
- 2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Full List Of Winners, Miley Cyrus ‘Wrecking Ball’ Bags Video Of The Year [PHOTOS]
- Manny Pacquiao Vs. Chris Algieri World Tour Kick Off Press Conference In Macau [PHOTOS]
- Kate Middleton’s Mom Accused Of Being A Social Climber, Prince George Not Seen By Relatives
Join the Conversation
- 'Sylvester Stallone Dies In Horrible Car Accident’ Death Hoax Goes Viral
- ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Season 8 Spoiler: Revelation Of Reason Why Penny, Leonard ‘Not’ Getting Married Soon
- Emmy Awards 2014: Where To Watch Live Online, Top Nominations [VIDEO]
- 'The Bachelorette' Update: Andi Dorfman And Josh Murray To Setup Career In Hollywood- Reports
- 'Castle' Season 7 Spoilers: Stana Katic's Kate Beckett to Rediscover Nathan Fillion's Rick Castle; 'Derrick Storm' Coming to ABC [VIDEO]
- Apple on iPhone 6 Release Date One Week After September 9 Despite Display Shortage Starting $800
- James Foley Video Had A Change Of Actor – Expert Points Out
- Canada Concerned About Russia’s Military Expansion in Arctic
- Nokia X2 vs. Nokia Lumia 530 - Specifications, Features And Price Showdown
- Trending: Ice Bucket Challenge Replaced By Rubble Bucket Challenge By People Of Gaza
- US, Syria to Work Together to Vaporise ISIS
- European Central Bank Advises Action to Boost Demand and Employment In EU