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Disney Plans a New Take on 'Beauty and the Beast' With 'Trance' Scribe

March 12, 2013 (5:54 am) GMT
Joe Ahearne is approached by Disney to write a script for a new live-action movie based on the classic story of Beauty and her Beast.
Disney Plans a New Take on 'Beauty and the Beast' With 'Trance' Scribe

Hot on heels of the massive success of "", Disney is now reportedly looking to develop a new reimagining of another classic story "". The studio giant is in talks with "" scriptwriter Joe Ahearne for the project.

According to Deadline, Disney tentatively refers to the project simply as "". It's expected to be a live action 3D with dark story, considering the thrilling plot Ahearne penned for the Danny Boyle-directed drama starring and .

Mandeville's David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will serve as producers for the upcoming movie, and Disney's LouAnne Brickhouse will steer the project. No cast has been announced so far.

This weekend, "Oz: The Great and Powerful" bowed at No. 1, giving Disney the biggest opening of the year so far. A prequel to "", the fantasy adventure movie starring and scored a whopping $79.1 million Statesides and raked in $70 M overseas, bringing a total of around $150 M worldwide.

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