Beauty and the Beast vs. Witch and the Troll
Beauty & the Beast is a timeless tale. Now it's time to see if it can survive the Syfy treatment. If nothing else, at least with Estella Warren in the lead, there will definitely be some beauty on display.
Limelight Productions is behind this adaptation of Beauty & the Beast currently in post-production that American World Pictures appears to be touting as being bound for the network that will very shortly no longer be known as the Sci-Fi Channel. Would make sense since the network really has a thing for fantasy flicks these days.
Model turned actress Estella Warren (Planet of the Apes, Kangaroo Jack) stars as the beautiful Belle, who falls in love with a hideous forest Beast (stuntman/actor Victor Parascos), but in this version there's more at stake than just true love. A power-hungry witch has unleashed a murderous troll, and Beast is blamed for its carnage. The star-crossed lovers set out to prove Beast's innocence by defeating the witch and her hench-troll.
Directing is David Lister, which is kind of peculiar given he already directed a variation of the classic fairy tale in the form of 2003's Blood of Beasts, a Viking take on the classic story starring Jane March. He must really like Beauty & the Beast.
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