At least on the screen, director
In a tale as old as time, Condon wants back in.
The director, who spent years toiling in “Twilight"-ville with the two "Breaking Dawn" movies and then struck out with his Wikileaks story “The Fifth Estate” last year, will take on “Beauty and the Beast,” a live-action (presumably music-centric-if-not-outright-musical) remake of the 1991 animated hit that Disney began developing in early 2013. Variety had the news first, noting that Evan Spiliotopoulos, screenwriter of next month's
The new "Beast" comes on the heels of a solid $69-million opening for "Maleficent," the "Sleeping Beauty" spin that, because all fairy-tale movies are separated by no more than two degrees, is written by Linda Woolverton, who wrote ... the 1991 "Beauty and the Beast."