Friday, February 10, 2012

Cassel Cast In "Beauty and the Beast"

Director Christophe Gans ("Brotherhood of the Wolf") confirms that he will direct a new adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast", starring Vincent Cassel ("Black Swan") and Lea Seydoux.

"Although I will keep to a form of storytelling of this timeless fairy tale that is in keeping with the same pace and characters as the original," said Gans, "I will surprise the audience by creating a completely new visual universe never experienced before and produce images of an unparalleled quality."

"Every single one of my movies has presented me with a challenge but this one is, by far, the most exciting and rewarding."

"Beauty and the Beast" (French: "La Belle et la BĂȘte"), a traditional fairy tale, about a prince supernaturally changed into a 'beast', was first published in 1740. The best-known written version was published in 1756 by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont. The first English translation appeared in 1757.

Gans' "Beauty and the Beast" will start in October 2012 for producer Richard Grandpierre.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek director Jean Cocteau's "La Belle et la BĂȘte"....