With The Little Mermaid Live!‘s Flounder puppet nonetheless swimming round in our nightmares, ABC is looking forward to its subsequent live-action TV adaptation of a beloved Disney property. (Trace: It’s the one with the dancing forks.)
Hamish Hamilton will direct a live-action/animation hybrid manufacturing of Beauty and the Beast, TVLine has confirmed. Jon M. Chu, director of the upcoming Depraved film, has been tapped to executive-produce. The occasion — which can air Thursday, Dec. 15 on ABC, then can be accessible to stream on Disney+ the following day — is in celebration of the movie’s thirtieth(ish) anniversary.
“Magnificence and the Beast is a timeless story and we’re so lucky to work with artistic mastermind Jon M. Chu and veteran director Hamish Hamilton to carry a contemporary twist to this beloved basic for an unforgettable night time of Disney magic,” Craig Erwich, Current of Hulu Originals and ABC Leisure, stated in a press release. “Stacked with unforgettable performances, this can be a must-see particular occasion for followers of the unique and for the brand new era being launched to this cherished story.”
Magnificence and the Beast was launched in theaters in 1991, successful Academy Awards for Finest Unique Music (“Be Our Visitor”) and Finest Unique Rating. The movie was additionally nominated for Finest Image, although it misplaced to Silence of the Lambs. A live-action model of Magnificence and the Beast, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens because the titular lovers, hit theaters in 2017.
Extra data, together with the forged, can be introduced within the coming months.
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