With the success of â€œMaleficentâ€ and the upcoming â€œCinderella,â€ Disney is lining up to adapt more of its animated films into live-action ones.
Director Bill Condon has signed on for the live-action version of â€œBeauty and the Beast.â€
Condon had significant success with both movies of â€œThe Twilight Saga: Break Dawn.â€ His recently helmed the indie feature â€œThe Fifth Estateâ€ last year about Julian Assange.
If this movie turns out to be a musical, Condon had some experience with the 2006â€™s hit â€œDreamgirls.â€ However, all the latest live-action Disney adaptations so far with â€œCinderella,â€ â€œJungle Book,â€ â€œMaleficentâ€ and â€œAlice in Wonderlandâ€ werenâ€™t musicals.
The animated â€œBeauty and the Beastâ€ garnered over $425 million worldwide since its opening in theaters back in 1991.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter