Christophe Gans' Beauty and the Beast Finds its Leads

Vincent Cassel; Christophe Gans' Beauty and the Beast Finds its Leads"It was beauty who killed the beast." And it's remakes that usually kill great stories, but with so many versions of the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast, we're always up for another. Especially one packing talent behind it!

According to Variety, Vincent Cassel (pictured right) and Lea Seydoux are attached to star in Beauty and the Beast, one of the biggest new European movies to be announced at Berlin's film market this year.

Christophe Gans (Silent Hill, Brotherhood of the Wolf) has written the screenplay and will direct. Budgeted at €33 million ($43.2 million), the French-language film will be produced by Paris-based Eskwad and Gallic studio Pathe.

Pathe is taking French and U.K. distribution rights and will sell international. Fox handles Pathe's theatrical, home entertainment and TV distribution in the U.K.

Gans' screenplay is based on one of the earliest published variants of the traditional fairy tale. More soon!

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Source: Variety



this could be Sooper cool! i'm stoked.

Submitted by krymsen on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 2:35pm.

Of all the projects Gans has had his name attached to since the release of SILENT HILL, this is the one I'm least interested in seeing. I guess the financial backers insisted on something well known that's been tried a hundred times. Let's hope Gans can bring something interesting to it.

Submitted by Caterpillar on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 12:02pm.

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