Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Hot on the heels of Christophe Gans announcing his Beauty and the Beast project comes word (via Variety) that Guillermo del Toro is going to follow up Pacific Rim with his own take on Beauty and the Beast, which will star Harry Potter's Emma Watson. Bridget Jones' Andrew Davis is scripting.
I've heard that Gans' take on the material is from the original version of the tale, by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve, that has never been adapted for the screen.
Knowing Guillermo his version is going to go beyond the typical fairy tale we already know. That guy has one of the most interesting fantasy eyes of any living filmmaker. Especially dark fantasy.
While it's still not the $100 million+ Lovecraft flick we want out of Guillermo it could be quite amazing and Watson will be a great beauty. What do you folks think?