'Twilight' director Bill Condon will translate Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' to live action

June 5, 2014 12:46 AM

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'Twilight' director Bill Condon will translate Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' to live action

With "Maleficent" hitting big (though, contextually, not as big as the breathless media seems to think), and an "Alice in Wonderland" sequel on the way, it's clear Disney is interested in testing the stamina of the company's intellectual properties in the live action space. Add one more to the schedule: "Beauty and the Beast."

Variety reports that Oscar-winning filmmaker Bill Condon ("Gods and Monsters," "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn") will translate the tale of Belle and Gaston from the world of animation with Evan Spiliotopoulos writing the script. But that's all we have for now.

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