After the success of MALEFICENT, Disney is stepping up its live-action strategy!
Bill Condon, the director behind THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 and 2, signed on to direct a new live-action version of the 1991 classic animated feature, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST for the studio. According to HitFix, Condon’s version of the tale as old time will more closely resemble the original musical than the animated spectacular.
Outside his work on the TWILIGHT saga, Condon is best known for directing DREAMGIRLS starring Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, and Jamie Foxx.
Disney is also developing a live-action versions of THE JUNGLE BOOK. Their live-action CINDERELLA film starring Lily James will be out in March 2015.