Mexican Director Guillermo de Toro Slated to Remake Classic Story.
Well, it looks like Zorro isn’t the only familiar tale getting a make-over by Hollywood. Warner Brothers is currently in the works trying to develop a retelling of the classic “Beauty and the Beast“, and Mexican director/producer, Guillermo del Toro is attached to direct.
News of this project is fresh and the details are scant at the moment (so much so that the Internet film resource IMBD, hasn’t even registered it yet!). However, it looks like Emma Watson, whom you may have heard of before…she starred in that obscure Harry Potter franchise over the last decade…is signed up to star in the feature.
Del Toro has kind of a lot on his plate at the moment with commitments to Disney, Dreamworks Animation and Universal all in play simultaneously, and it is unclear if he will maintain the position of director of “Beauty“, switch to producer or detach from the project all together. But knowing his penchant for creativity and boundary pushing fantasy seen in Pan’s Labyrinth, and also his ability to deliver action packed films like Hell Boy, I certainly hope Guillermo sees this one through. He would no doubt give audiences one heck of a remake!