Disney Making Live-Action Versions Of 3 Classic Movies
Disney has reportedly tapped a director for its live-action version of "Beauty and the Beast," and also has two other adaptations in the works.By Christian Bryant | June 5, 2014
Disney is ditching the ink and going with actual humans for its next few film adaptations of some of its most beloved cartoon movies.
Coming hot off "Maleficent," which grossed $170 million worldwide in its opening weekend, Disney has reportedly tapped Bill Condon to direct a live-action version of "Beauty and the Beast." (Via Walt Disney Studios / "Beauty and the Beast")
Variety reports the animated "Beauty and the Beast," which debuted back in 1991, "grossed more than $375 million worldwide, spawned a Broadway play and became one of the few animated pics to receive a best picture Oscar nomination."