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Disney Reimagining 'Beauty and the Beast' with Live-Action 'The Beast'

Screenwriter Joe Ahearne is penning this re-imagining of the classic tale, which is being produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.
Disney developing live-action Beauty and the Beast
Disney developing live-action Beauty and the Beast
Disney has plans to develop a live-action adaptation of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast titled The Beast. The studio has hired Trance scribe Joe Ahearne to write the re-imagining.

The classic French tale follows Belle whose father is taken captive by the Beast after being lost in the woods. The young woman agrees to trade her life for her fathers and ends up falling in love with him. This releases a witch's curse on the Beast, which turned him into the monster.

Guillermo del Toro is also set to direct a different adaption of Beauty and the Beast, which has Emma Stone starring. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing.

No production schedule has been released.

The Beast comes to theaters in 2015.



Sources: Deadline

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  1. dronnieharry

    the thing I find really funny, it's not Emma Stone who will be playing Belle in the Guillermo Del toro movie, It's Emma Watson. Can't wait for the Guillermo Del Toro remake, Disney should not make a live action one.

    1 year agoby @dronnieharryFlag

  2. Diaigma

    *epic facepalm* ... there are no words. Just ... no ... :P

    1 year agoby @diaigmaFlag

  3. Dan

    F*ck off.

    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  4. moviegeek

    No, No, NO.

    1 year agoby @moviegeekFlag

  5. TheSymbiote

    I've always hated the story of beauty and the beast.

    1 year agoby @thesymbioteFlag

  6. Xenon

    I thought that there was a new TV version, however I would prefer Del Toro's take on it.

    1 year agoby @xenon56Flag

  7. justatadmatt

    @artkid04 i was thinking the same thing...

    1 year agoby @justatadmattFlag

  8. The Knight Has Risen

    Sonuvabitch.

    1 year agoby @thehost91Flag

  9. Luis Mota

    Even though I'm getting sick of all these childrens films remakes, this sounds epic. Can't go wrong with Watson+Del Toro.

    1 year agoby @Luis-MotaFlag

  10. artkid04

    I thought this was done already with Beastly, though I suppose that one wouldn't count

    1 year agoby @artkid04Flag

  11. Kranendonk

    Um. We kinda already have one. Us ONCERS like to call it 'Rumbelle'.

    1 year agoby @kranendonkFlag

  12. Dumbumm

    I thought Emma Watson was starring in Guillermo del Toro's version??
    Also they already kind of did a live action one. "Beastly" i think it's called... it was bad.
    I'll stick to Guillermo del Toro!

    1 year agoby @DumbummFlag

  13. Corey W.

    Super pass.

    1 year agoby @coreyFlag

  14. Kayleigh Harmony DeGolier

    Can we have Emilie de Ravin as Belle instead. She is absolutely a perfect Belle in Once Upon A Time. I can't really imagine any other actress being able to bring the character to life any more.

    1 year agoby @Kayleigh-Harmony-DeGolierFlag

  15. Ely Salazar

    starting Emma WATSON. not Stone.

    1 year agoby @Ely-SalazarFlag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Looks like we're gonna have another VS.

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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