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Disney Planning 'Beauty and the Beast' Live Action Film!

Tale As Old A Time…

Looks like Disney is giving all the fairy tales a new life.

Variety is reporting that the Mouse House has tapped Bill Condon, most known for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn films, to direct a live action movie of Beauty & The Beast.

While no plot details are known at this time, Disney’s animated version of the classic tale by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, grossed over $375 million worldwide, spawned a Broadway play and became one of the few animated pics to receive a best picture Oscar nomination.

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Bill Condon to Direct Twilight's 'Breaking Dawn'

Dreamgirls director Bill Condon will helm the fourth film in the franchise, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

The Oscar-winning director said, “I’m very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book – and we’re hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience.”

Summit’s Erik Feig, President of Production and Acquisitions, added in a statement, “Bringing Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn to the screen requires a graceful and intelligent hand and we believe Bill Condon is exactly the right steward, having shown equal and abundant talents of immense creativity and subtle sensitivity.”

Breaking Dawn starts production later this year with Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson.

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