|Fan art by supkayla|
Here's the scoop from StarburstMagazine via Entertainment Wise:
(Due to lack of time and other film commitments) Master Mexican director Guillermo del Toro has stepped down as director on the upcoming remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, starring Emma Watson. While del Toro’s beautifully-twisted imagination would have taken the classic tragic love story (edit: far away) from the sanitized clutches of Disney, he’s staying on as producer. Having already written the script, (FTNH edit: and having created a signature development book) the film, no doubt, will bear his distinct style, half way between the art movie and big budget action.
...Warner Bros. hasn’t yet announced a replacement director, although expect more on this as it develops.
Just to make it clear this B&tB would be:
Warner Bros + del Toro Producing + Emma Watson + Director still unknown...
|From Emma Watson's Vogue shoot a few years ago|
If you're wondering about the Disney live action version just announced, this is not the film you are looking for. (It is, however, a film I'm still keen to see.)