Joining wholly essential live-action adaptations of Sofia Coppola’s The Little Mermaid, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella and Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book in the pantheon of nostalgic animation remakes you can’t wait to be inevitably disappointed by, Disney has today confirmed that Bill Condon has signed on to helm a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, a terrifying 1991 film about the perils of Stockholm Syndrome.
Variety are reporting that while plot details for the adaptation are scarce, serial Disney sequel writer Evan Spiliotopoulos is attached to the screenplay and that Condon’s musical movie pedigree as the Chicago screenwriter and the director of Dreamgirls bodes well for an all-singing, all-dancing adaptation of the Oscar-nominated classic. Three words:
Be. Our. Guest.