Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Film in the Works

By AMC March 12, 2013

Comic-book film adaptations have been all the rage for the last few years, and that doesn't look like it's going to slow down anytime soon. A new phase has also emerged, in the form of turning classic fairy-tales into darker, grittier, more adult renditions.

As seen in such films as "Snow White and the Huntsman" starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, Bryan Singer's "Jack the Giant Slayer", as well as several other versions of "Pinocchio" and "Cinderella" on the pipeline, these type of films keep surfacing.

Sticking true to theme, Disney has now announced their plan for a live-action adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast". Joe Ahearne, who recently scribbed Danny Boyle's upcoming "Trance", is set to pen the script.

The classic tale focuses on a kind-hearted beauty named Belle, whose father is taken captive by a Beast. Belle makes arrangements to stay there with him in exchange for her father's freedom. The Beast is really a cursed man and his only hope of turning back into his human form is for someone to fall in love with him. If you don't know the story, I have the faith that you can speculate what happens next.

No production schedule or casting has been released yet but "The Beast" will hit AMC Theatres in 2015.

Source: MovieWeb

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