March 25, 2017  

Guillermo del Toro Drops Out of Warner Bros.' 'Beauty and the Beast'

June 13, 2014 (4:47 am) GMT
The 'Crimson Peak' helmer cites scheduling conflicts as the reason behind his withdrawal as a director for the Emma Watson-starring project.
Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro is no longer attached to the live-action adaptation of "" for Warner Bros. The director leaves the directing seat, but is still involved in the production as a scriptwriter and producer with Denise DiNovi.

According to Deadline, del Toro departs the project due to scheduling conflicts. He is currently directing haunted house pic "", and working on a script for an untitled Pacific Rim sequel along with "" scribe Zak Penn.

has long been tapped to play the lead role in "Beauty and the Beast". It seems that WB is pushing the long-delayed project after Disney announced a similar film based on the popular fairytale. Bill Condon will helm it for the Mouse House.

The two companies are also racing to bring the classic Mowgli story "" to the big screen. is confirmed to sit behind the lens for WB, while is tapped to direct the Disney adaptation.

More Beauty and the Beast News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Katy Perry Teases New KP4 Song 'Witness'
  2. J.Lo and Alex Rodriguez Are Head Over Heels for Each Other
  3. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Attend Funeral for His Nephew
  4. Ed Sheeran Forgets Lyrics During Live Performance
  5. Watch Second Trailer for 'Justice League'
  6. Nicki Minaj Teases Music Video for David Guetta's 'Light My Body Up' With On-Set Photo
  7. Watch Little Mix's Dreamy Cover of Rihanna's 'Love on the Brain'
  8. 'Walking Dead' Alum Steven Yeun and Wife Joana Pak Share First Photo of Their Newborn Baby