One of Disney’s all time classics, Beauty and the Beast, is getting a revival!
Bill Condon, director of the Twilight: Breaking Dawn series and Dreamgirls, has been set to direct a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast for Disney. According to Variety, Evan Spiliotopoulos (The Lion King 1 1/2, The Jungle Book 2) is writing the script with Mandeville Films producing.
Recent Disney film Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, grossed more than $170 million worldwide in its opening weekend, and Disney is working fast on its next live-action fairy-tale adaptation.
E! News reports that so far, there has been no casting news for the new Beauty and the Beast.
Disney is also reportedly working on two other live-action versions of classic animated films: Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau.
With strong musical experiences from writing well-known successful adaptations such as Chicago and Dreamgirls, Condon is the perfect director to re-work this "tale as old as time."