Disney’s news last week that with the success of Maleficent, they are aiming to turn Beauty and the Beast into a live-action. I suppose I shouldn’t be so surprised.
It’s only a natural choice with how popular Belle’s character was in Once Upon a Time. I really hope they can snag the same actress, because it’ll be weird having a few voices for the same character. But somehow, I doubt that. What is a relief for me is the director. Bill Condon has successfully adopted stories to various mediums, like Chicago to the big screen. So, there could be hope.
And Disney has had awesome live-action movies in the past. Like Alice and Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean, and other favorites. So who knows, maybe this new trend, instead of viewing it as a sell-out, can be a good thing for Disney and it’s fans.
What do you think about this conversion? I myself am a little torn.