The Beast that is Disney

The Beast that is Disney

Doctor Who writer Joe Ahearne has been tipped for a reimagining of Disney's Beauty And The Beast.

I know, I know, you're thinking; "this girl really is Disney mad", but I can’t help it if these stories just fall in to my lap now can I? It’s not like I purposely go looking for them, honest…

Anyhoo, as I was saying, Deadline exclusively revealed on Monday that Disney had approached UK-based Ahearne to give his own take on this ‘tale as old as time’, entitled simply ‘The Beast’. Ahearne’s most recent work, dark british thriller Trance suggests that this version could see more blood coating than sugar coating.

With Tommy Wirkola's spin on the Hansel and Gretal fairy tale currently showing at cinemas and Jack The Giant Slayer hitting the big screens on March 22nd it would appear that more sinister adaptations of these children's classics are the ‘new black’ in the movie world right now. I can’t deny that I’m intrigued; I’m a huge fan of Doctor Who and have a penchant for any film containing a good dollop of twisted fantasy, so this one looks right up my street!  

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