As you already know, fairy tale films are the new hot thing. We've already had "Red Riding Hood" test the waters, and this year we'll see "Mirror Mirror" and "Snow White and the Huntsman," followed by "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" and "Jack The Giant Killer" in 2013. While those are all interesting for various reasons, this latest announcement has shot a new fairy tale movie right to the top of our list.
Vincent Cassel ("Black Swan," "Mesrine") and Lea Seydoux ("Midnight In Paris," "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol") will be starring in "Beauty and the Beast." The tale has been brought to the big screen more than once, most notably in Jean Cocteau's gorgeous "La Belle et la bête" and of course, to blockbuster acclaim in Disney's recently re-released in 3D animated version. But the ingredient which promises to shake things up is director Christophe Gans.