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Disney planning new live-action Beauty And The Beast

Disney is planning to give one of its animated classics a live-action makeover, with the announcement that a new version of Beauty And The Beast is in the pipeline.

With Maleficent approaching the $200 million mark worldwide after just a week in cinemas, Disney is apparently keen to get its next fairytale project up and running as soon as possible.

Variety reports that Twilight: Breaking Dawn helmer Bill Condon will be the man to bring the new film to life, with a script to be written by Evan Spiliotopoulos.

Very little is known at this stage as to how Disney will approach the film, although if there isn't a big musical number performed by an anthropomorphised tea set, we'll be sorely disappointed.

The film has yet to receive a release date, but joins two other live-action versions of animated classics on the Disney roster, with Cinderella set to arrive in March 2015, followed by The Jungle Book in October.

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