Guillermo del Toro takes on Beauty and the Beast

From Variety – Hollywood just can’t seem to get enough of Beauty and the Beast. Not only do we have two TV pilots based on the classic tale in contention, at ABC and the CW respectively, but now Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) has committed to direct a feature based on, you guessed it, that very same fairy tale.

The wonderful Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones’ Diary, Bleak House) is on board to pen the adaptation, which will be based on a treatment written by Guillermo himself. del Toro is also producing the project, along with Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan – and none other than Emma Watson is in final negotiations to star as Belle.

As tired as I’m getting of the Hollywood fairy tale deluge – I’m looking at you, Snow White – I have to say I am loving the pedigree of this one…